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  • Nov 24, 2014
    Commentary

    AWS-3 auction bidding bodes well for FirstNet’s short-term funding, long-term sustainability opportunities

    The recent success of the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction means that FirstNet soon will receive the full funding that Congress anticipated. More important, the auction is an indication that there is sufficient market demand for FirstNet to be hopeful that it can forge partnership agreement that will ensure long-term sustainability for the public-safety broadband system....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
    Commentary

    911 funding models should reflect modern communications trends

    There seems to be consensus agreement that the funding model for 911 needs to change in many states and locations, but exactly how it should be done—and whether the federal government should be part of the equation, particularly as we migrate to next-gen 911—promises to be a lively debate for some time. Please join us tomorrow for a free webinar to be part of this important dialog....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
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    Zetron: Ellen O'Hara talks about 911 funding models, challenges facing PSAPs

    Zetron President and CEO Ellen O'Hara talks about key features of effective 911 funding models and the difficulties that public-safety answering points (PSAPs) face as they make buying decisions to prepare to receive new technologies in the future....More
  • Nov 8, 2014
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    VIEVU: Steve Ward says adoption of body-worn cameras increasing after Ferguson events

    VIEVU CEO and co-founder Steve Ward discusses the rapid increase in public-safety agencies purchasing body-worn cameras since the tumultuous events began occurring this summer in Ferguson, Mo. Ward also highlights his company's partnerships with industry giants like Motorola Solutions and Microsoft during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More
  • Oct 31, 2014
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    TCS: Tim Lorello contrasts past 911 funding issues with current IP-based challenges

    Tim Lorello, senior vice president at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), talks about historical 911 financial issues and compares them to today emergency-calling funding challenges during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson. A webinar exploring 911 funding--as well as new research on matter being conducted by iCERT--will be conducted on Nov. 12....More
  • Oct 30, 2014
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    Mission Critical Partners: David Jones discusses 911 funding possibilities

    David Jones, senior vice president at Mission Critical Partners, talks about the changing technological environment for 911 and the sector's need to explore innovative funding approaches during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More
  • Oct 23, 2014
    Commentary

    Partnerships are much more than contracts—an important distinction for FirstNet 2

    By Andrew M. Seybold. Partnerships are vital to FirstNet. Given this, FirstNet must have the ability to seek out and discuss potential partnership agreements, without having to resort to RFI/RFP rigid rules and regulations that hamper all those who work in the federal environment....More
  • Oct 22, 2014
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    iCERT: Chairman Darrin Reilly discusses organization's mission, 911 funding challenges

    Darrin Reilly, chairman for the Industry Council of Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), talks about the organization's mission, funding challenges for 911, and some topics for the Nov. 12 webinar during this discussion with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More
  • Oct 21, 2014
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    USMSS: Bill Dow outlines plans to study self-insurance group options for membership

    Bill Dow, executive director of USMSS--soon to be renamed International Technology Resource Network (ITRN)--outlines the organization's plans to explore a group health-insurance option that can be offered as an option to its dealer membership, which is struggling with rising employee healthcare costs....More

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