• Oct 24, 2014

    Multistate 911 outage could lead to changes in emergency-calling regulations, operations

    After a state regulator acknowledged that IP-based components of 911 are "interstate in nature," it appears that table is set for the FCC and other federal-government agencies to take a more active role in the evolution to next-generation 911. Whether that comes in the form of regulation, legislation and/or funding remains to be seen, but it is likely that the current 911 landscape--particularly the relationship between carriers and third-party 911 vendors--will change in the near future....More
  • Oct 3, 2014

    Steve Devine: Lack of 700 MHz narrowbanding decision leaves agencies in limbo

    Steve Devine, assistant director for the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperability Network (MOSWIN), outlines the problems facing public-safety agencies as they await clarification from the FCC regarding existing deadlines for 700 MHz narrowbanding....More

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