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Jun 28, 2016
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Big-picture question about FirstNet’s commercial role bubbles to the surface 1

After years of asking FirstNet officials whether it will build a nationwide public-safety network, federal lawmakers last week asked whether the FIrstNet system would compete with existing commercial telecom providers. Yes, it will—just as Congress ordered when it established FirstNet more than four years ago....More
Jun 23, 2016
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If FirstNet is not the answer, does someone have a better alternative? 1

Some have asserted that Republicans would want to torpedo FirstNet if the party is successful in the November elections. Given the structure of FirstNet's RFP, such a strategy would not make a lot of sense....More
Jun 21, 2016
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Taking a bite out of public-safety hazards, one byte at a time

The new possibilities that information and communications technology (ICT) innovations enable—particularly in the area of mobility—are tremendous. When they are applied to a service as indispensable as public safety, the net result is safer, healthier and more stable communities that provide a dramatically higher quality of life for all....More
Jun 14, 2016
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New telecommunicator-training guidelines mean a much brighter day has dawned for 911

After three years of consensus-building work, recommended minimum training guidelines for 911 telecommunicators have been established, which could provide a foundation for a future in which a baseline level of emergency-calling service can be achieved nationwide....More
Jun 13, 2016
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Go for the Gold: Integrated text-to-911 for PSAPs

Integrated text-to-911 technology makes it easier for call-takers in even more public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to manage SMS text-to-911 messages by simplifying the process of text-to-911 call delivery....More
Jun 7, 2016
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It’s still early, but the winner of the FirstNet RFP appears to be … public safety

Today's Rivada Mercury announcement revealing its key team members of its offeror team should make potential public-safety customers more comfortable about the proposed FirstNet nationwide broadband network, even if Rivada Mercury does not emerge as the selected contractor....More
Jun 2, 2016
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FirstNet’s bidding deadline has passed—what we know now

FirstNet provided only a cryptic statement as Tuesday's bid deadline passed, but it was enough to provide public safety and key decision makers with some key information as they pursue future plans....More
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