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RE: FCC Issues Rule Allowing FBI to Dictate Wiretap-Friendly Design for In ternet Services

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Sun Aug 07 15:25:13 2005

> > That is IF you even get an order. The brunt of the work is
> > at the tier1's. This is like DDOS. LEC's have to do it, but
> > they frequently misinterpret the requirements and scale and
> > end up spending money they never had to. Misinterpretation is
> > a big problem for CALEA, technically speaking.
> First time anyone has every accused tier 1's of spending 
> money they didn't
> need too.

Let me lower the reading comprehension level for you. I said that
tier1's bear the brunt of the orders, and insinuated that tier2's
get less orders. They do. Many midwest/rural CLEC's get NO
orders. They must still be compliant.

> Folks may find it useful to review

[ SNIP ]

The place to get the authoritative word is direct from the
AskCALEA folks here: - and of course
you can discuss with your telecom lawyers. 

You may be confusing terminology though, which is understandable. 
I can't find a government official calling defining the applicability 
of the law a "wish list" so I'll leave that to the gentle readers to 


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