Today, the promise of the widespread availability of such free services is closer than ever to coming true, as the FAA has announced the availability of ADS-B services in more than 50 areas around the country, from Miami to Merced and Pittsburgh to Palm Springs. With the launch of the services, pilots of aircraft equipped with 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) can get both FIS-B free weather service and TIS-B traffic information service. Aircraft with 1090ES will be able to receive just the traffic information. The advisory-only weather information features such products as metars and tafs, Nexrad, sigmets and airmets, pireps, notams, and TFRs. The services are already available, a fact the FAA hopes will help accelerate the rate at which owners install the new equipment in their airplanes — in order to operate in most airspace, that is — a requirement they have until 2020 to meet.