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  • Sep 16, 2014
    Commentary

    FirstNet begins new era with revamped board

    The FirstNet board will meet this week with five new members in the 12 appointed slots. Unfortunately, this is not time for a leisurely learning curve, so new members will have to prepare quickly to make key policy decisions in the near future....More
  • Aug 28, 2014
    Commentary

    How should DHS spend its R&D dollars? Take this opportunity to let them know

    As part of its Visionary Goals initiative, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established an online collaboration community at http://scitech.ideascale.com, where anyone can submit ideas about a variety of things—from big-picture notions about what should be done to criteria that must be met to technical/political/legal challenges that need to be considered....More
  • Aug 26, 2014
    Commentary

    Should FirstNet system be designed from the inside out? 3

    Most discussions about the design of the much-anticipated FirstNet system focus on the outdoor macro network, but the fact is that the availability of in-building coverage via DAS or other small-cell technologies could impact the number of macro sites that need to be deployed....More
  • Aug 19, 2014
    Commentary

    700 MHz narrowband decision from the FCC is needed—quickly 2

    Hopefully, the FCC will quickly adopt an order eliminating the 700 MHz narrowbanding deadline or extending the deadlines by several years, so entities operating 700 MHz LMR systems do not have to waste scarce resources planning for a project that many doubt will be needed...More
  • Aug 3, 2014
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    Urgent Communications

    FirstNet: Board member Jeff Johnson talks about 'critical' need for in-building coverage

    FIrstNet board member Jeff Johnson describes FirstNet's plans to provide in-building coverage to first responders during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications staffer Kimberlee Payton-Jones....More

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