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Adams County, Colo., to demonstrate first phase of its FirstNet LTE system on June 6

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In his own words, the executive director of Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM911) describes the first-phase buildout of the county's public-safety LTE system--the first LTE network to be deployed under the umbrella of FirstNet.

This will provide a single platform for daily public-safety communications throughout the Adams County urban corridor, the rural areas of Adams County, and portions of the city and county of Denver.

If our first responders need to monitor a large-scale public incident where communication has historically been difficult, the FirstNet network could enable local, state, regional and national emergency responders to communicate on a single network and at the direction of the incident commander. 

On June 6, the first stages of this network will be activated and demonstrated in the Adams County urban corridor. The remainder of the network—covering the rural areas of Adams County, and portions of the city and county of Denver—will be constructed and completed by the end of 2014. This initial network could set the stage for expansion into additional areas within the state of Colorado and eventually serve as a model used for both statewide and nationwide public-safety networks.

The citizens of Colorado should be proud to take the lead in implementing this cutting-edge technology that may become the standard-bearer for how public-safety communications networks are soon implemented throughout the country. Our first responders’ missions require the ability to have the very best communications technology, enabling them to provide the public the best outcomes for the safety and well being of the citizens in Colorado.  


Bill Malone is executive director of the Adams County Communications Center, Inc, ADCOM911.

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Anonymous (not verified)
on May 30, 2014

Looks like Adams County got duped into a wireless solution that is only part of the opportunity to be realized. What happens to a wireless device when it runs out of power?

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jun 5, 2014

What happens to a mobile radio when it runs out of power? Same thing. What's your point?

on Jun 3, 2014

I am very interested in finding out more specific details about the design and operational requirements of this system at this time? Also, it would be interesting to know what the timeline looks like for operational use of the system and the device types that will be deployed and when. Is there any information available about the demonstation and where / how it can be seen?

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jun 6, 2014

At the communication center in commerce city. 7321 birch st

on Jun 7, 2014

If I recall correctly, originally IP Wireless was to provide TDD-LTE equipment. Has this now (under GD) been changed to FDD-LTE in the whole band?

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