Glossary of terms used on this site

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Acronym for the Federal Communications Commission. The Federal agency in charge of regulating telecommunications of all sorts.

Fixed network AMR

More complete, more precise name for AMR that recognizes that there are older, more primitive forms of AMR such as ‘walk-by’ and ‘drive-by’.

Fixed rates

Part of a master metered or resident utility bill that is not affected by consumption.


The radio frequency used by the AMR system's transmitters to connect to its Gateway, Receivers, and Repeaters.