Governance

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  • Feb 24, 2015
    Commentary

    Three years after its creation, it is time for FirstNet to begin making key decisions

    Three years after being established by Congress, FirstNet has not made as much deployment progress as many public-safety and industry officials had hoped. However, most of the main components appear to be in place, so 2015 should see the FirstNet board make key decisions about the much-anticipated nationwide broadband network for first responders....More
  • Feb 19, 2015
    Commentary

    FCC takes initial steps to unlock AWS-3 spectrum auction revenue for public-safety initiatives

    The AWS-3 auction’s record-breaking $41.3 billion in estimated net revenue is expected to cover all of the funding priorities outlined in the Spectrum Act, including funding for FirstNet, for research and development related to public safety wireless communications, and for the 911, E-911 and next-generation 911 implementation grant program....More
  • Feb 18, 2015
    audio

    Advent C3: Steve Macke outlines what attendees can expect from March 3 TETRA course

    Steve Macke, principal for Advent C3, describes some of the teaching points he will emphasize in his upcoming paid course, entitled "TETRA in the U.S," that will be conducted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. Attendees can click here to register for the course....More
  • Feb 3, 2015
    Commentary

    How many PSAPs do we need? O’Rielly’s challenge could portend a new era for 911 operations 1

    FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly last week suggested that a task force consider massive consolidation of the nation's 5,900 public-safety answering points (PSAPs). Whether O'Rielly is seeking physical or virtual consolidation of 911 call centers could determine the practicality of his vision....More

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