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  • Apr 10, 2014
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    Alan Tilles: Challenges significant as rail companies try to meet PTC deadline of Dec. 31, 2015

    Alan Tilles, chairman of the telecommunications department at the law firm of Shulman Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, says it will be "difficult, if not impossible" for all railroads to meet the Dec. 31, 2015, deadline for implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) systems, despite the significant efforts to date....More
  • Mar 19, 2014
    Commentary

    Enough ...

    No one should be surprised that the FCC has announced that effective April 1, 2014, they will no longer accept license renewal applications in the 150-470 MHz bands that specify a non-compliant wideband emission designator, an indication that the system in operation exceeds the maximum acceptable channel bandwidth of 12.5 kHz.  What is surprising is that this Commission advisory announcement was issued at such a late date (the narrowbanding deadline was January 1, 2013!) and that there would be any licensees left out there that don’t know any better that would even attempt to ren...More
  • Mar 13, 2014
    Commentary

    Tennessee lawmakers considering new 911 funding model 1

    Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering legislation that would transform the 911 funding model in a manner that is designed to reflect the technologies used by citizens to make emergency calls....More

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