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Partisan bluster and the threat to centrals

December 9, 2011Rich Miller

How could the alarm industry have gotten caught up in the partisan bickering over extending the Social Security payroll tax cut? It's a long story, but here's the quick pitch: A bill proposed in February by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.—the Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011— contained provisions that threatened the alarm industry, namely an FCC auction of bands of spectrum used by centrals. The revenue would help offset the reallocation of the “D-Block” of spectrum in the...

Lou Fiore, Social Security

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