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NAREB Blinks

4:30 PM -- The National Association of Black Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) says it won't be filing complaints with the attorneys general of five states regarding the safety of AT&T's broadband equipment cabinets.

NAREB considered the complaints in response to the reports that four of AT&T's cabinets had either caught fire or exploded in the past two years. Yes, we have pictures.

A spokeswoman for Maria Kong, NAREB's president, tells Light Reading that Kong "has met with AT&T officials and discussed AT&T's plans to inspect the equipment currently in use, determine their operational worthiness, replace any batteries that are deemed defective, and AT&T's intent to ensure that all U-Verse batteries are safe as they roll out the technology into other communities, nationwide."

The NAREB spokeswoman adds that so long as AT&T continues with its plan, "NAREB will not be proceeding, at this time, with any formal complaints to the attorneys general."

— Phil Harvey, Editor, Light Reading

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