Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Judge schedules oral arguments in FirstNet case for March 3 http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/judge-schedules-oral-arguments-firstnet-case-march-3 <div class="node-body article-body">Oral arguments in the lawsuit filed by the Rivada Mercury bidding team protesting evaluations in the FirstNet procurement process will be heard next Friday, March 3, a federal judge ruled today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/judge-schedules-oral-arguments-firstnet-case-march-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/judge-schedules-oral-arguments-firstnet-case-march-3#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:19:00 +0000 49401 at http://urgentcomm.com Cambium Networks bolsters wireless broadband capacity with Elevate access solution http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/cambium-networks-bolsters-wireless-broadband-capacity-elevate-access-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Cambium Networks is receiving positive market reaction from the introduction of ePMP Elevate, a software-based solution that is designed to double capacity of access points operating on unlicensed spectrum, according to company officials. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/cambium-networks-bolsters-wireless-broadband-capacity-elevate-access-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/cambium-networks-bolsters-wireless-broadband-capacity-elevate-access-solution#comments Enterprise Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:27:00 +0000 49391 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Your next smartphone might run on something called LTE-U. Here’s what that means http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-your-next-smartphone-might-run-something-called-lte-u-here-s-what-means <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/02/23/your-next-smartphone-might-run-on-something-called-lte-u-heres-what-that-means/?utm_term=.aa3815466f99">Your next smartphone might run on something called LTE-U. Here&rsquo;s what that means</a></p> <p><a href="http://venturebeat.com/2017/02/16/chatbots-and-the-future-of-911/">Chatbots and the future of 911</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-your-next-smartphone-might-run-something-called-lte-u-here-s-what-means" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-your-next-smartphone-might-run-something-called-lte-u-here-s-what-means#comments Long-Term Evolution Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:22:00 +0000 49381 at http://urgentcomm.com Boston, BayRICS to court: Please decide FirstNet case, so network construction can begin ASAP http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc <div class="node-body article-body">A joint brief from the city of Boston and the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (BayRICS) asks a federal court to decide the protest lawsuit of the FirstNet procurement quickly, so deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network can begin as soon as possible. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:13:00 +0000 49371 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: NY district attorney to Trump: Have our backs against cop-proof encryption http://urgentcomm.com/data/newscan-ny-district-attorney-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption <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.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/02/new-york-prosecutor-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption/135526/">NY district attorney to Trump: Have our backs against cop-proof encryption</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2017/02/spacexs-self-landing-rocket-flying-robot-s-great-math/135600/">SpaceX&rsquo;s self-landing rocket is a flying robot great at math</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/data/newscan-ny-district-attorney-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/data/newscan-ny-district-attorney-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption#comments Data Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:43:00 +0000 49361 at http://urgentcomm.com Five years later, public safety can see a light at the end of FirstNet tunnel http://urgentcomm.com/blog/five-years-later-public-safety-can-see-light-end-firstnet-tunnel <div class="node-body blog-body">It has been five years since FirstNet was established. Will it be worth the wait?</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/five-years-later-public-safety-can-see-light-end-firstnet-tunnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/five-years-later-public-safety-can-see-light-end-firstnet-tunnel#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:28:00 +0000 49351 at http://urgentcomm.com Final written briefs submitted in FirstNet protest case, court to determine next step http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/final-written-briefs-submitted-firstnet-protest-case-court-determine-next-step <div class="node-body article-body">Officials for the U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T today submitted the final scheduled written briefs in the Rivada Mercury lawsuit protesting its elimination from the FirstNet nationwide procurement in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which will decide whether further input is needed before making a decision in the case. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/final-written-briefs-submitted-firstnet-protest-case-court-determine-next-step" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/final-written-briefs-submitted-firstnet-protest-case-court-determine-next-step#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:30:00 +0000 49341 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Verizon acquires Skyward, aims to manage drone operations, connections http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-verizon-acquires-skyward-aims-manage-drone-operations-connections <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.zdnet.com/article/verizon-acquires-skyward-aims-to-manage-drone-operations-connections/">Verizon acquires Skyward, aims to manage drone operations, connections</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.telecompetitor.com/att-lte-m-internet-of-things-network-to-be-nationwide-by-2q/">AT&amp;T&rsquo;s LTE-M Internet of Things network to be nationwide by the end of the second quarter</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-verizon-acquires-skyward-aims-manage-drone-operations-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-verizon-acquires-skyward-aims-manage-drone-operations-connections#comments Machine-to-Machine Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:08:00 +0000 49331 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 location-accuracy program set for third stage; Z-axis testing expected to begin later this year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year <div class="node-body article-body">Device-based hybrid solutions that utilize Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals appear to be the most promising to help locate people using a cell phone to call 911 from inside buildings within dense urban environments, according to initial results from the 911 Location Technologies Test Bed.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year#comments Long-Term Evolution NG-911 Personnel Tracking Public Safety Test and Measurement FCC Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:08:00 +0000 49321 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Ransomware: Should you pay up? http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-ransomware-should-you-pay <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.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-should-you-pay-up/">Ransomware: Should you pay up?</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.virginiafirst.com/news/local-news/montgomery-co-sheriff-invests-in-life-saving-technology/648531279">Virginia sheriff&rsquo;s department invests in technology with sensors that identify attacks on officers, locations</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-ransomware-should-you-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-ransomware-should-you-pay#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:57:00 +0000 49311 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: U.S. visitors may have to reveal social-media passwords to enter country http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-us-visitors-may-have-reveal-social-media-passwords-enter-country <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/us-visitors-may-have-to-reveal-social-media-passwords-to-enter-country/">U.S. visitors may have to reveal social-media passwords to enter country</a></p> <p><a href="http://www2.sepura.com/documents/1216?">Sepura shareholders agree to company&rsquo;s purchase by Hytera Communications</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-us-visitors-may-have-reveal-social-media-passwords-enter-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-us-visitors-may-have-reveal-social-media-passwords-enter-country#comments Policy Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:17:00 +0000 49281 at http://urgentcomm.com All eyes on court as decision time approaches in FirstNet case http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case <div class="node-body blog-body">Next week, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is expected to receive the final written brief in the lawsuit filed by Rivada Mercury protesting the FirstNet procurement process. How long will it be until the court reaches a decision, which promises to impact the timing of FirstNet's deployment nationwide?</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:30:00 +0000 49271 at http://urgentcomm.com Alabama receives three bids for potential public-safety LTE radio access network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-receives-three-bids-potential-public-safety-lte-radio-access <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama announces that its request for proposal (RFP) seeking bidders willing to build and maintain a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) generated three submissions, making Alabama the second state in the country to receive proposals that could become an alternative to the nationwide FirstNet buildout.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-receives-three-bids-potential-public-safety-lte-radio-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-receives-three-bids-potential-public-safety-lte-radio-access#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:17:00 +0000 49261 at http://urgentcomm.com FreeWave Technologies: Scott Allen describes ZumLink portfolio enhancements for IoT use cases http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/freewave-technologies-scott-allen-describes-zumlink-portfolio-enhancements-iot-use-c <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Scott Allen, chief marketing officer for FreeWave Technologies, discusses the capabilities of newly announced ZumLink products that are designed to support Internet of Things (IoT) applications.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/machine-machine/freewave-technologies-scott-allen-describes-zumlink-portfolio-enhancements-iot-use-c" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2017/02/freewave2-logojpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Scott Allen-Freewave podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5807104">Scott Allen-Freewave podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/freewave-technologies-scott-allen-describes-zumlink-portfolio-enhancements-iot-use-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/freewave-technologies-scott-allen-describes-zumlink-portfolio-enhancements-iot-use-c#comments Machine-to-Machine Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:33:00 +0000 49251 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Lawmakers question role of NTIA during reauthorization hearing http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-lawmakers-question-role-ntia-during-reauthorization-hearing <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.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2017/02/lawmakers-question-role-ntia-reauthorization-hearing/135116/">Lawmakers question role of NTIA during reauthorization hearing</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/federal-workers-signal-app-234510">Federal workers turn to encryption to thwart Trump</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bna.com/senate-house-aides-n57982083183/">Senate, House aides said to vie for top NTIA spot</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-lawmakers-question-role-ntia-during-reauthorization-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-lawmakers-question-role-ntia-during-reauthorization-hearing#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:05:00 +0000 49241 at http://urgentcomm.com Trial network at Ohio State offers insights about potential benefits of FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi <div class="node-body article-body">​Two college football games at Ohio State University last fall provided law-enforcement users and a group of vendors an opportunity to assess the benefits—and some of the challenges—associated with a 700 MHz Band 14 LTE network dedicated to public safety in a difficult communications environment. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi#comments Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:27:00 +0000 49231 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway outlines highlights of NATE UNITE 2017 in Fort Worth http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway discusses the key highlights of the NATE UNITE 2017 show, including a keynote from FirstNet President TJ Kennedy, networking events and sessions on hot topics such as drone use and business opportunities associated with broadcast repacking after the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction is completed. NATE UNITE will be conducted from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Fort Worth.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2017/02/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Todd Schlekeway podcast_2.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5237248">Todd Schlekeway podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth#comments Tower & Site NATE Sun, 05 Feb 2017 22:30:00 +0000 49221 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions touts financial visibility, does not expect new public-safety LTE revenue in 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-financial-visibility-does-not-expect-new-public-safety-l <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions expects to see a healthy land-mobile-radio (LMR) market for the company throughout 2017, but delays in key public-safety LTE initiatives likely will prevent the company from seeing revenue growth associated with that technological trend, Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown said today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-financial-visibility-does-not-expect-new-public-safety-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-financial-visibility-does-not-expect-new-public-safety-l#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:52:00 +0000 49211 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC Chairman Pai announces pilot program to release documents to public http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-chairman-pai-announces-pilot-program-release-documents-public <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.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/02/undermining-encryption-not-option-house-judiciary-chair-pledges/135065/">Undermining encryption not an option, House Judiciary chair pledges</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Incident-Management-Teams-and-FirstNet-A-Perspective-on-the-Future.html">Incident-management teams and FirstNet: A perspective on the future</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-chairman-pai-announces-pilot-program-release-documents-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-chairman-pai-announces-pilot-program-release-documents-public#comments FCC Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:36:00 +0000 49201 at http://urgentcomm.com Here are five tips to help you have a successful IWCE 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-are-five-tips-help-you-have-successful-iwce-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">Follow these five tips to help you make the most of your time and investment at IWCE 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-are-five-tips-help-you-have-successful-iwce-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-are-five-tips-help-you-have-successful-iwce-2017#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:59:00 +0000 49191 at http://urgentcomm.com Nokia introduces new wireless router for smart grids, other critical communications http://urgentcomm.com/utility/nokia-introduces-new-wireless-router-smart-grids-other-critical-communications <div class="node-body article-body">Nokia introduces the 7705 SAR-Hm, an LTE/3G wireless router that is designed to be used with modernizing distribution networks for utilities, as well as smart-cities and public-safety applications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/nokia-introduces-new-wireless-router-smart-grids-other-critical-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/nokia-introduces-new-wireless-router-smart-grids-other-critical-communications#comments Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Utility Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:38:00 +0000 49181 at http://urgentcomm.com Potomac Spectrum Partners set to launch balloon-based interoperability systems during first quarter http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-set-launch-balloon-based-interoperability-systems-during-first-quart <div class="node-body article-body">Potomac Spectrum Partners (PSP) plans to establish three testbed systems demonstrating its balloon-based radio interoperability offering with wide-area coverage in a western state during the first quarter this year—the same period when company also is slated to launch two commercial deployments,</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-set-launch-balloon-based-interoperability-systems-during-first-quart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-set-launch-balloon-based-interoperability-systems-during-first-quart#comments TETRA Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:12:00 +0000 49171 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: UK’s public-safety LTE system likely facing delays to permit December 2019 transition to mission-critical voice, report says http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/newscan-uk-s-public-safety-lte-system-likely-facing-delays-permit-de <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/25/emergency_services_network_to_be_hit_by_delays_warn_mps/">UK&rsquo;s public-safety LTE system likely facing delays to permit December 2019 transition to mission-critical voice, report says</a></p> <p><a href="https://morningconsult.com/2017/01/30/trumps-order-regulations-doesnt-affect-independent-agencies/">Trump&rsquo;s executive order on regulations doesn&rsquo;t affect independent agencies</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/newscan-uk-s-public-safety-lte-system-likely-facing-delays-permit-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/newscan-uk-s-public-safety-lte-system-likely-facing-delays-permit-de#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:10:00 +0000 49161 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE’s Network Infrastructure Forum returns for 2017 show http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-network-infrastructure-forum-returns-2017-show <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's IWCE again will feature the Network Infrastructure Forum, highlighted by two days of educational sessions and two days of exhibits on the show floor.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-network-infrastructure-forum-returns-2017-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-network-infrastructure-forum-returns-2017-show#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:54:00 +0000 49151 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T expresses optimism about FirstNet prospect, might accelerate deployment with tax reform http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform <div class="node-body article-body">Top AT&T executives yesterday noted that the possibility of the carrier winning the nationwide FirstNet award is one of several “potentially very good things” that could happen this year. Another is tax reform that would lead to the telecom giant paying a lower corporate tax rate, allowing the company to invest the money necessary to accelerate the deployment of various initiatives, including the potential FirstNet buildout. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:53:00 +0000 49141 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: DHS, Justice grants could be in jeopardy for ‘sanctuary’ cities http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-dhs-justice-grants-could-be-jeopardy-sanctuary-cities <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.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/01/25/donald-trump-sanctuary-cities-immigration/97043106/">DHS, Justice grants could be in jeopardy for &lsquo;sanctuary&rsquo; cities</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/sanctuary-cities-2017-map-list-places-protecting-undocumented-immigrants-2481203">Sanctuary Cities 2017 map: List of places protecting undocumented immigrants</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-dhs-justice-grants-could-be-jeopardy-sanctuary-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-dhs-justice-grants-could-be-jeopardy-sanctuary-cities#comments Funding Policy Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:49:00 +0000 49131 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD supports STEM education through new space-program fundraising initiative http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-supports-stem-education-through-new-space-program-fundraising-initiative <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Suwanee, GA&mdash;KENWOOD radios and technical expertise have been integral to the success of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program for over ten years and now, JVCKENWOOD and ARISS jointly announce a new fundraising initiative to expand ARISS youth education programs designed to interest young people in amateur radio in order to expand their engagement with STEM education.</p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-supports-stem-education-through-new-space-program-fundraising-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-supports-stem-education-through-new-space-program-fundraising-initiative#comments Kenwood Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:40:00 +0000 49121 at http://urgentcomm.com Commerce Secretary nominee Ross expresses support for ‘concept’ of FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/commerce-secretary-nominee-ross-expresses-support-concept-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee members approve President Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross, who expressed support for the "concept" of FirstNet during his nomination hearing last week. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/commerce-secretary-nominee-ross-expresses-support-concept-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/commerce-secretary-nominee-ross-expresses-support-concept-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:19:00 +0000 49111 at http://urgentcomm.com You’ve signed up to become an exhibitor at IWCE 2017. Now what? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/you-ve-signed-become-exhibitor-iwce-2017-now-what <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are some marketing tips to help exhibitors get the most out their IWCE 2017 experience.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/you-ve-signed-become-exhibitor-iwce-2017-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/you-ve-signed-become-exhibitor-iwce-2017-now-what#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:32:00 +0000 49101 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Ajit Pai named as new FCC Chairman http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-ajit-pai-named-new-fcc-chairman <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/fcc-to-be-led-by-ajit-pai-staunch-opponent-of-consumer-protection-rules/">Ajit Pai, staunch opponent of consumer-protection rules, now is FCC chair</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-freezes-hiring-of-federal-workers/2017/01/23/f14d8180-e190-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html">Trump freezes hiring of many federal workers</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-ajit-pai-named-new-fcc-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-ajit-pai-named-new-fcc-chairman#comments FCC Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:04:00 +0000 49091 at http://urgentcomm.com