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Data, Data Everywhere… Making it operational in real time, in 2014 and beyond

Data is coming at your agency from all angles, but data is only as good as how it can be used. How do you operationalize all of this information that....More

Tennessee lawmakers considering new 911 funding model

Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering legislation that would transform the 911 funding model in a manner that is designed to reflect the....More

FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino: We need to hear from you

FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino reflects on the two-year anniversary of Congress passing the legislation that created FirstNet, which is....More
Dec 11, 2013

Seven questions going into 2014

EWA's president and CEO answers some of the more critical questions posed recently by members, which cover a wide range of wireless issues....More

FirstNet’s business model, while difficult, is not a ‘mission impossible’

By Bill Schrier. By working with the right partners and finding all user groups related to public safety, FirstNet can have the kind of customer....More

The future of public safety: Open minds needed to achieve goals

Public safety can achieve new levels of efficiency and effectiveness by leveraging new technologies, but this can only happen if leaders--elected....More

FirstNet invites participation in human-factors study that will be crucial to success

FirstNet needs to understand how the new network will affect the way law-enforcement, fire and emergency-medical-services personnel carry out their....More

Will LTE broadband replace public-safety, mission-critical LMR voice systems in 3-5 years? I don’t think so.

FirstNet's broadband network will offer public safety new tools to help accomplish the mission and, for many years, will supplement—rather than....More

HSIN securely connects all first responders

Stay abreast of the latest local and national first-responder information via the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Homeland Security....More

FCC updates CPNI rules to protect carrier information on devices

Recent FCC ruling makes commercial wireless carriers responsible for ensuring that Consumer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) stored on an end-....More

The case for constructive disruption

It is time for the LMR industry to benefit fully from technological evolutions that allow new products to be both better and less expensive....More

A new era for interoperability

Twelve Project 25 equipment manufacturers demonstrated console and RF subsystem interoperability earlier this year at the International Wireless....More
Jun 27, 2013

Imagine the spectrum possibilities …

I think it’s time once again that the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau....More

Emergency communications must be out of harm’s way

The only way to guarantee that first responders have working communications after a disaster is to establish a path-diverse back-up network based on....More

Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage is the key for a sustainable FirstNet

With the FirstNet board facing a funding shortfall to deploy a nationwide broadband network for first responders, Dynamic Spectrum Access could....More
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