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  • May 29, 2015
    Commentary

    FirstNet should leave ‘public-safety entity’ definition to governor of each state/territory

    In its third public notice, FirstNet seeks clarification on the definition of a "public-safety entity" that can be considered for priority access on its nationwide public-safety broadband network. How should we answer the question of “who is public safety/who gets a radio?” Let governors decide....More
  • May 19, 2015
    Commentary

    Process for states’ opt-out opportunity complicates FirstNet business model 2

    FirstNet's business model promises to be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. But will the processes surrounding the opt-out decision-making process by states and territories create even more problems?...More
  • May 6, 2015
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Select Spectrum: Robert Finch outlines spectrum options for utilities

    Robert Finch, the president and founder of Select Spectrum, discusses the various spectrum options open to utilities, noting that it is doubtful that the federal government will allocate new licensed airwaves to support communication in the sector. Select Spectrum has a slice of licensed 700 MHz spectrum that utilities or other entities could lease. Finch spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson after a conference session at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2015 show in Atlanta...More

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