Donny Jackson

Editor, Urgent Communications

Donny Jackson is editor of Urgent Communications magazine. Before joining UC in 2002, he covered telecommunications for four years as a freelance writer and as news editor for Telephony magazine. Prior to that, he worked for suburban newspapers in the Dallas area, serving as editor-in-chief for the Irving News and the Las Colinas Business News.

Posts by Donny Jackson

in Urgent Matters Jul 17, 2014

Upcoming webinar promises to provide insights on FirstNet-state relationships

Looking for the latest information about FirstNet and key state initiatives? Join us on Wednesday, July 23, for a "State of the States" webinar to....More
in Urgent Matters Jul 14, 2014

FCC broadband initiatives for schools, rural areas could impact future public-safety strategies

FCC commissioners have approved items designed to bring broadband to underserved rural areas, as well as to the nation’s schools and libraries. On....More
in Urgent Matters Jul 10, 2014

FirstNet faces monumental challenge as state consultations get set to begin

To date, FirstNet has done a good job of keeping all of its options available by not making any commitments regarding its business plan or network....More
in Urgent Matters Jul 08, 2014

Ten years later, 800 MHz rebanding proves to be an enlightening exercise

It has taken much longer than originally expected, but 800 MHz rebanding is almost complete in most of the United States 10 years after the FCC....More
in Urgent Matters Jul 03, 2014

Policymakers must ensure that the privacy pendulum does not swing so far that public safety is compromised

Today's technological advances support unprecedented surveillance capabilities. No one wants an Orwellian 1984 society, but we all want government....More
in Urgent Matters Jun 25, 2014

Could T-shirts, sports bras, socks help generate future revenue for radio dealers?

Undergarments are probably among the last products that radio dealers traditionally would consider selling, but smart clothing that delivers sensor....More
in Urgent Matters Jun 24, 2014

Regulatory clarity needed for 700 MHz narrowband spectrum

Amid all of the excitement about FirstNet at 700 MHz, federal officials and policymakers should not forget to address regulatory issues regarding the....More
in Urgent Matters Jun 13, 2014

Next-gen 911, FirstNet LTE visions appear to be a promising match

Many think of next-gen 911 and public-safety LTE as separate initiatives, but they actually have a lot in common. In addition, each initiative will....More
in Urgent Matters Jun 12, 2014

Crystal ball for mission-critical voice over LTE timeline certainly not crystal clear

“When will LTE be a viable option for mission-critical voice for my first responders?” may well be the most vexing question regarding public-safety....More
in Urgent Matters Jun 10, 2014

Adams County deployment a nice start, but FirstNet still has lots of work ahead of it

Launching the Adams County, Colo., public-safety LTE network—the first system deployed with the blessing of FirstNet—was both an opportunity for....More

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