September 19, 2001

FCC extends phone surveillance date

Author: JT Smith

Reuters: "The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it granted
telephone companies an extra seven weeks to comply with making their networks capable
of certain electronic surveillance.

Wireless and wireline telephone carriers are supposed to have their networks capable of
monitoring so-called packet-mode communications by Sept. 30, but the FCC gave them until
Nov. 19 to either comply or file individual appeals for more time."

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