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  • Dec 18, 2014
    Commentary

    It’s a busy time, but 911 practitioners should share their location-accuracy opinions with the FCC 1

    One of the hottest debates in the public-safety industry has revolved around the issue of FCC location-accuracy requirements for 911 calls made with cell phones that are being used inside a building. Those in the 911 community should consider sharing their views about what these location-accuracy rules should include, because they promise to impact the effectiveness of emergency responses for years to come....More
  • Dec 17, 2014
    Commentary

    Wireless Spectrum Changes Bring New Opportunities in 2015

    Maybe it’s always about spectrum at the FCC, but not too often about spectrum for Business/Industrial and Land Transportation (B/ILT) entities. If B/ILT interests are want to improve their spectrum lot, we must do it on our own....More
  • Dec 17, 2014
    Commentary

    TRNI loses extraordinary leader with the passing of Dave Robison

    Technology Resource Network, International (TRNI), formerly known as USMSS, lost the chairman of its board of directors on Friday, Dec. 5, when Dave Robison passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours at the age of 65....More
  • Dec 12, 2014
    Commentary

    With IG report in rearview mirror, it's time to let FirstNet pursue its plans 2

    With this week's release of the Inspector General report, Congress should resist the temptation to take punitive action against FirstNet. Instead, lawmakers should ensure that the problems cited in the IG report have been resolved and let FirstNet proceed on its current roadmap for deploying a much-needed nationwide broadband network for first responders....More
  • Dec 4, 2014
    Commentary

    Dialogue on prioritization, preemption, other meaningful response operations needed to make FirstNet goals a reality

    It would be a shame to have FirstNet build a public-safety broadband system, only to find that first responders were not prepared to use it operationally. The good news is that the much-needed dialog about prioritization, preemption and other key operational issues appears to be getting started in earnest....More
  • Dec 3, 2014
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    Rivada Networks: CTO Clint Smith discusses white paper depicting multiple-vehicle-accident scenario

    Rivada Networks CTO Clint Smith (a volunteer firefighter) talks about the impact that a FirstNet LTE system could have in the multiple-vehicle-accident scenario depicted in a recent white paper he wrote, as well as other public-safety scenarios that should be explored in the future....More

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