Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en ESChat works with EF Johnson to provide push-to-talk-over-cellular functionality for DFW Airport http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport <div class="node-body article-body">​Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport personnel will be able to utilize the ESChat push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution to communicate with other PoC users and subscribers on the EF Johnson-built P25 network, according to ESChat President Josh Lober. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Transportation Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:05:00 +0000 52161 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet updates state-plan portals, but missing NTIA funding levels mean 90-day decision ‘clock’ on hold http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-updates-state-plan-portals-missing-ntia-funding-levels-mean-90-day-decision-cl <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet updates the state-plan portals, but official state-plan delivery—the action needed to start the statutory 90-day decision window for most governors—must wait until the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) provides its expected construction-grant funding levels for each state and territory.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-updates-state-plan-portals-missing-ntia-funding-levels-mean-90-day-decision-cl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-updates-state-plan-portals-missing-ntia-funding-levels-mean-90-day-decision-cl#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:52:00 +0000 52151 at http://urgentcomm.com Texas becomes largest state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decision http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/texas-becomes-largest-state-make-firstnet-opt-decision <div class="node-body article-body">​Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Texas the 21st state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/texas-becomes-largest-state-make-firstnet-opt-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/texas-becomes-largest-state-make-firstnet-opt-decision#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:05:00 +0000 52141 at http://urgentcomm.com Idaho becomes 20th state to “opt-in” to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/idaho-becomes-20th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Idaho the 20th U.S. state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/idaho-becomes-20th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/idaho-becomes-20th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:35:00 +0000 52131 at http://urgentcomm.com Industry Spotlight on Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA and APAC http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac <div class="node-body blog-body">Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA (Middle East North Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific), discusses technological changes in the public-safety-communications industry. Bouri notes the importance of a "hybrid" network model—integrating LTE and LMR technologies—in this question-and-answer preview of the Critical Communications MENA show, which will be conducted on Sept. 25-26 in Dubai.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac#comments Interoperability View from the Top Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +0000 52121 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet will hold ‘opt-out’ states accountable to meeting network policies for 25 years, officials say http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici <div class="node-body article-body">​States and territories that seek to “opt-out” of FirstNet and build the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) within their borders must clear multiple statutory hurdles and be prepared for FirstNet’s ongoing oversight of its RAN operations for the next 25 years, according to FirstNet officials.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:52:00 +0000 52111 at http://urgentcomm.com Maryland becomes 19th state to ‘opt in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/maryland-becomes-19th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of his state, making Maryland the 19th U.S. state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/maryland-becomes-19th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/maryland-becomes-19th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:22:00 +0000 52101 at http://urgentcomm.com Getting to the Local Level – Reaching the Cities and Counties 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/getting-local-level-reaching-cities-and-counties-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Increasing coverage and connectivity has become challenge in the wireless world, whether the environment is indoors, in a dense urban environment or in a sparsely populated rural area with little or no backhaul options.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/getting-local-level-reaching-cities-and-counties-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/getting-local-level-reaching-cities-and-counties-2017#comments Webinars Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000 52091 at http://urgentcomm.com Alternative Wireless Sites for Increased Coverage http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/alternative-wireless-sites-increased-coverage <div class="node-body article-body">Increasing coverage and connectivity has become challenge in the wireless world, whether the environment is indoors, in a dense urban environment or in a sparsely populated rural area with little or no backhaul options.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/alternative-wireless-sites-increased-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/alternative-wireless-sites-increased-coverage#comments Webinars Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000 51861 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon exec shares carrier’s FirstNet interop goals, Band 14 device plans, why it did not bid against AT&T http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device- <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon hopes its planned public-safety network and applications will interoperate with the FirstNet system—even committing to including FirstNet 700 MHz Band 14 operations in Verizon devices—to give public safety a competitive option, but the carrier has yet to begin formal discussions with FirstNet, according to a Verizon official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device-#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:35:00 +0000 52081 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet is delivering more than we imagined http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined <div class="node-body blog-body">When Congress established FirstNet in 2012, many officials were worried that it charged with executing a big task with too few resources for a government agency to deliver. However, it now appears that FirstNet is delivering more than most imagined was possible.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:08:00 +0000 52071 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet to release ‘official’ state plans next week to most states, territories http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-release-official-state-plans-next-week-most-states-territories <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet will distribute its final state plans—described as “official” state plans—next week to governors in most states and territories, which will start the statutory 90-day process for these governors to make “opt-in” or “opt-out” decisions by mid-December, a FirstNet official said yesterday. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-release-official-state-plans-next-week-most-states-territories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-release-official-state-plans-next-week-most-states-territories#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:24:00 +0000 52061 at http://urgentcomm.com Track the FirstNet 'opt-in/opt-out' progress of all 50 states and 6 territories with this map http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/track-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-progress-all-50-states-and-6-territorie <div class="node-body article-body">What is the status of states and territories as their governors make "opt-in" or "opt-out" decisions about FirstNet? Check out this map to get the updated information.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/track-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-progress-all-50-states-and-6-territorie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/track-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-progress-all-50-states-and-6-territorie#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:25:00 +0000 52051 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T CEO says FirstNet hardening will include ‘bunkering,’ ‘redundant perpetual backup power’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T plans to employ hardening approaches such as “bunkering” and “redundant perpetual backup power” within the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) to prevent the type of cell-site outages being experienced in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma, according to AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:56:00 +0000 52041 at http://urgentcomm.com Cash-strapped public-safety agencies adopting non-P25 technologies with increasing frequency, NPSTC says http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ <div class="node-body article-body">​An increasing number of public-safety agencies—particularly those with smaller budgets and/or located in rural areas—are opting for land-mobile-radio technologies other than P25, according to John Lenihan, chairman of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) interoperability committee. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability P25 Public Safety NPSTC Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000 52031 at http://urgentcomm.com Industry Spotlight on Tony Gray, chief executive at the TCCA http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-tony-gray-chief-executive-tcca <div class="node-body blog-body">TCCA CEO Tony Gray discusses the future roles of broadband and LMR technologies within the critical-communications industry during this question-and-answer preview of the Critical Communications MENA show, which will be conducted on Sept. 25-26 in Dubai.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-tony-gray-chief-executive-tcca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-tony-gray-chief-executive-tcca#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA TETRA + CCA View from the Top Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:19:00 +0000 52021 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet state plans will include construction-grant figure, but NTIA review process likely to come later http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-state-plans-will-include-construction-grant-figure-ntia-review-process-likely- <div class="node-body article-body">​Governors will learn how much the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) expects to provide their states and territories in construction-grant funding in an “opt-out” scenario when they receive their FirstNet state plans, but details of the NTIA review process likely will not be in the state plans, according to an NTIA official. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-state-plans-will-include-construction-grant-figure-ntia-review-process-likely-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-state-plans-will-include-construction-grant-figure-ntia-review-process-likely-#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:27:00 +0000 52011 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris County officials detail communications impacts of unprecedented flooding in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane <div class="node-body article-body">​While the vast majority of public-safety LMR and LTE sites in Harris County, Texas, have remained operational since the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, unprecedented flooding from the event could result in multiple new policy and resource decisions in the future, according to county officials. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution P25 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:11:00 +0000 52001 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire hopes to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ recommendation to governor by early October http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/new-hampshire-hopes-make-opt-inopt-out-recommendation-governor-early <div class="node-body article-body">Rivada Networks names U.S. Cellular as the carrier partner for its alternative radio-access-network (RAN) plan for the state of New Hampshire, which is on track to make an “opt-in/opt-out” recommendation to its governor within the next several weeks, according to a state official. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/new-hampshire-hopes-make-opt-inopt-out-recommendation-governor-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/new-hampshire-hopes-make-opt-inopt-out-recommendation-governor-early#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:40:00 +0000 51991 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar apologizes to NPSTC, describes core-to-core interoperability as a ‘slippery slope’ http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope <div class="node-body article-body">​Chris Sambar, AT&amp;T’s official leading the FirstNet effort, apologizes for comments about the public-safety-grade (PSG) definition, said AT&amp;T is committed to Band 14 deployment and outlined potential security concerns that core-to-core interoperability with Verizon or other carriers could cause for public safety.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design System Operation NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:02:00 +0000 51981 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Kirk Miller and Wendell Robinson demonstrate potential hack of LMR system http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-kirk-miller-and-wendell-robinson-demonstrate-potential-hack-lm <div class="node-body video-body">Kirk Miller and Wendell Robinson of Motorola Solutions demonstrate how even an unsophisticated hacker can compromise an unprotected LMR network—particularly one that is interconnected with the other systems or the Internet—in an effort to raise awareness about the issue and the importance of securing systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-kirk-miller-and-wendell-robinson-demonstrate-potential-hack-lm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-kirk-miller-and-wendell-robinson-demonstrate-potential-hack-lm#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Security APCO Motorola Solutions Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:53:00 +0000 51971 at http://urgentcomm.com City of Houston P25 network maintains operation despite losing one site to post-Harvey flooding, official says http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici <div class="node-body article-body">​Houston continues its recovery efforts amid severe floods in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, but the city’s P25 network “stayed up and hummed through the whole thing,” despite losing one site to flooding and facing oil-replenishment challenges for backup generators, according to the city’s Deputy CIO Tom Sorley. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Public Safety State & Local Government System Maintenance Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:39:00 +0000 51961 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: So far, cell-phone networks have weathered Harvey http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/newscan-so-far-cell-phone-networks-have-weathered-harvey <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/So-far-cellphone-networks-have-weathered-Harvey-12163405.php">So far, cell-phone networks have weathered Harvey</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/harvey-shows-progress-on-emergency-communications-since-katrina/">Harvey shows progress on emergency communications since Katrina</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/newscan-so-far-cell-phone-networks-have-weathered-harvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/newscan-so-far-cell-phone-networks-have-weathered-harvey#comments Critical Infrastructure Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:14:00 +0000 51951 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO identifies potential NG911 impacts, challenges in Project 43 report http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) will have significant operational implications for 911 centers, requiring new personnel skill sets to leverage the platform’s technological functionality and federal resources to fund the NG911 transition nationwide, according to the Project 43 report from APCO.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety APCO Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:07:00 +0000 51941 at http://urgentcomm.com And then there were 20: With Nebraska, FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decisions top 35% threshold for states and territories http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/and-then-there-were-20-nebraska-firstnet-opt-decisions-top-35-threshold-states-and-terr <div class="node-body article-body">Nebraska has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of his state, making it the 18th U.S. state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system. With 20 of the 56 U.S. states and territories having made “opt-in” decisions, FirstNet has received “opt-in” notification from 35.7% of all governors.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/and-then-there-were-20-nebraska-firstnet-opt-decisions-top-35-threshold-states-and-terr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/and-then-there-were-20-nebraska-firstnet-opt-decisions-top-35-threshold-states-and-terr#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:41:00 +0000 51931 at http://urgentcomm.com Safer Buildings Coalition: John Foley outlines in-building-coverage challenges for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-john-foley-outlines-building-coverage-challenges-public-safety <div class="node-body video-body">John Foley, vice president of operations for the Safer Buildings Coalition, discusses interference, FirstNet, economic and code issues associated with in-building coverage to support public-safety communications.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-john-foley-outlines-building-coverage-challenges-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-john-foley-outlines-building-coverage-challenges-public-safety#comments Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:26:00 +0000 51921 at http://urgentcomm.com Puerto Rico becomes second U.S. territory to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/puerto-rico-becomes-second-us-territory-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his territory, making Puerto Rico the second U.S. territory—along with 17 states—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/puerto-rico-becomes-second-us-territory-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/puerto-rico-becomes-second-us-territory-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:07:00 +0000 51911 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Eric Dahle describes capabilities of new dispatch console http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console <div class="node-body video-body">Eric Dahle of Motorola Solutions highlights key features of the latest in the company's MCC 75000 series of dispatch consoles, which includes a significantly smaller form factor and the ability to support multiple Ethernet connections to enhance reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP APCO Motorola Solutions Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0000 51901 at http://urgentcomm.com Tennessee becomes 17th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/tennessee-becomes-17th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslem announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Tennessee the 17th state—not including the U.S. Virgin Islands territory—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/tennessee-becomes-17th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/tennessee-becomes-17th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:20:00 +0000 51891 at http://urgentcomm.com Alaska becomes 16th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alaska-becomes-16th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Alaska the 16th state—not including the U.S. Virgin Islands territory—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alaska-becomes-16th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alaska-becomes-16th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:01:00 +0000 51871 at http://urgentcomm.com