Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Georgia becomes 31st state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/georgia-becomes-31st-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal 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 Georgia the 31st state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/georgia-becomes-31st-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/georgia-becomes-31st-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:13:00 +0000 52621 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire committee recommendation on 'opt-in/opt-out' decision could be delayed until early December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-recommendation-opt-inopt-out-decision-could-be-delayed-until-ea <div class="node-body article-body">A New Hampshire committee tasked with assessing whether Gov. Chris Sununu should make a FirstNet “opt-in” announcement or pursue the “opt-out” alternative could delay making its recommendation until Dec. 8, according to a state official familiar with the proceedings. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-recommendation-opt-inopt-out-decision-could-be-delayed-until-ea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-recommendation-opt-inopt-out-decision-could-be-delayed-until-ea#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:10:00 +0000 52611 at http://urgentcomm.com North Carolina becomes 30th state to announce FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decision http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/north-carolina-becomes-30th-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper 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 North Carolina the 30th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/north-carolina-becomes-30th-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/north-carolina-becomes-30th-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:07:00 +0000 52601 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Experts working with Homeland Security hacked into Boeing 757 http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-experts-working-homeland-security-hacked-boeing-757 <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.cbsnews.com/news/homeland-security-hacked-boeing-757-jetliner/">Experts working with Homeland Security hacked into Boeing 757</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2017/nov/09/911-calls-misrouted-because-software-update/456630/">Software update misrouted 911 calls in Tennessee counties</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-experts-working-homeland-security-hacked-boeing-757" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-experts-working-homeland-security-hacked-boeing-757#comments Cybersecurity Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:02:00 +0000 52591 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar emphasizes company’s commitment to public safety, touts disaster-response efforts http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T is committed to serving public-safety users that subscribe to FirstNet, which is illustrated by the carrier’s enhancements of its network, personnel and disaster-recovery efforts that have been tested in recent months, according to Chris Sambar, AT&T senior vice president for FirstNet. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis#comments Long-Term Evolution Base Stations Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Wide Area NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:19:00 +0000 52581 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon: David Wiederecht discusses public safety's need for reliable network, interoperable competition http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw <div class="node-body video-body">David Wiederecht, director of Verizon’s public-safety solutions group, talks about the carrier’s network performance during recent disasters and potential first-responders benefits from competition among interoperable broadband offerings.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:33:00 +0000 52571 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T: Doug Clark differentiates FirstNet from commercial broadband offerings http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-doug-clark-differentiates-firstnet-commercial-broadband-offering <div class="node-body video-body">Doug Clark, AT&T’s assistant vice president for FirstNet outreach and consultation, explains how public-safety agencies subscribing to FirstNet—being built nationwide by AT&T—will receive services that differ from traditional commercial broadband offerings.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-doug-clark-differentiates-firstnet-commercial-broadband-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-doug-clark-differentiates-firstnet-commercial-broadband-offering#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:27:00 +0000 52561 at http://urgentcomm.com TJ Kennedy to leave FirstNet at end of year, plans to move into the private sector http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/tj-kennedy-leave-firstnet-end-year-plans-move-private-sector <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet President TJ Kennedy will be leaving FirstNet at the end of the year to pursue private-sector opportunities associated with public-safety communications, Kennedy and FirstNet confirmed. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/tj-kennedy-leave-firstnet-end-year-plans-move-private-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/tj-kennedy-leave-firstnet-end-year-plans-move-private-sector#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:31:00 +0000 52551 at http://urgentcomm.com Utah becomes 29th state to make FirstNet “opt-in” decision http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/utah-becomes-29th-state-make-firstnet-opt-decision <div class="node-body article-body">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert 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 Utah the 29th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/utah-becomes-29th-state-make-firstnet-opt-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/utah-becomes-29th-state-make-firstnet-opt-decision#comments NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:27:00 +0000 52541 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon vows to bid, if California issues RFP for alternative RAN to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-vows-bid-if-california-issues-rfp-alternative-ran-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">A Verizon executive tells the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) boardthat his company would submit a proposal to build an alternative LTE radio access network (RAN) to serve public-safety users in California in an “opt-out” scenario, if the state initiates a procurement process.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-vows-bid-if-california-issues-rfp-alternative-ran-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-vows-bid-if-california-issues-rfp-alternative-ran-firstnet#comments NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:10:00 +0000 52531 at http://urgentcomm.com South Carolina becomes 28th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/south-carolina-becomes-28th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster 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 South Carolina the 28th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/south-carolina-becomes-28th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/south-carolina-becomes-28th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:25:00 +0000 52521 at http://urgentcomm.com Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-becomes-27th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf 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 Pennsylvania the 27th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-becomes-27th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-becomes-27th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:29:00 +0000 52511 at http://urgentcomm.com Oklahoma becomes 26th state to announce FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decision http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oklahoma-becomes-26th-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision <div class="node-body article-body">Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of her state, making Oklahoma the 26th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oklahoma-becomes-26th-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oklahoma-becomes-26th-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:57:00 +0000 52501 at http://urgentcomm.com Stakeholders outline positions in preparation for House subcommittee hearing http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/stakeholders-outline-positions-preparation-house-subcommittee-hearing <div class="node-body article-body">Disagreements between FirstNet/AT&T officials and representatives of state government and other wireless carriers have been highlighted during the past week as various stakeholders in the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) prepare for a FirstNet hearing before a House subcommittee. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/stakeholders-outline-positions-preparation-house-subcommittee-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/stakeholders-outline-positions-preparation-house-subcommittee-hearing#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:40:00 +0000 52491 at http://urgentcomm.com District of Columbia issues RFP seeking bids from potential FirstNet alternative RAN vendors http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/district-columbia-issues-rfp-seeking-bids-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran-vendors <div class="node-body article-body">The District of Columbia (D.C.) releases its request for proposals (RFP) in an effort to solicit bids from vendors willing to build and maintain the alternative radio access network (RAN) in D.C., if the mayor decides to have the district pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/district-columbia-issues-rfp-seeking-bids-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran-vendors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/district-columbia-issues-rfp-seeking-bids-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran-vendors#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:56:00 +0000 52481 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire governor urges colleagues to pause ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions until questions answered http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-governor-urges-colleagues-pause-opt-inopt-out-decisions-until-questions-a <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu sends a letter to governors in states and territories, encouraging them to withhold their FirstNet ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions until more clarity is provided about all of the financial and regulatory risks that pursuing the “opt-out” alternative would entail.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-governor-urges-colleagues-pause-opt-inopt-out-decisions-until-questions-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-governor-urges-colleagues-pause-opt-inopt-out-decisions-until-questions-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:47:00 +0000 52471 at http://urgentcomm.com House subcommittee schedules FirstNet hearing for next week http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/house-subcommittee-schedules-firstnet-hearing-next-week <div class="node-body article-body">A House subcommittee next week will conduct a hearing examining some of the issues surrounding the FirstNet “opt-in/opt-out” decisions that most governors must make by Dec. 28, according to an announcement released today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/house-subcommittee-schedules-firstnet-hearing-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/house-subcommittee-schedules-firstnet-hearing-next-week#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:06:00 +0000 52461 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris introduces single-band LMR-LTE device, intrinsically safe radios http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-introduces-single-band-lmr-lte-device-intrinsically-safe-radios <div class="node-body article-body">Harris unveils the XL-185P—a single-band LMR-LTE device—its portable-radio portfolio, as well as the option for customers to buy a version of the LMR-LTE subscribers that has received the new Class 1/Division 1 (C1/D1) intrinsically safe certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-introduces-single-band-lmr-lte-device-intrinsically-safe-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-introduces-single-band-lmr-lte-device-intrinsically-safe-radios#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Harris Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:04:00 +0000 52451 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet releases policy for consulting with tribal nations after governors make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-releases-policy-consulting-tribal-nations-after-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-d <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet releases a policy outlining the consultation process it will have with tribal nations after governors in states and territories have made their “opt-in/opt-out” decisions regarding FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-releases-policy-consulting-tribal-nations-after-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-releases-policy-consulting-tribal-nations-after-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-d#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:22:00 +0000 52441 at http://urgentcomm.com Some FirstNet ‘opt-in’ states considering RFPs to seek alternative-RAN proposals, Ganley says http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/some-firstnet-opt-states-considering-rfps-seek-alternative-ran-proposals-ganley-says <div class="node-body article-body">At least three states with governors that have announced FirstNet “opt-in” decisions may issue requests for proposals (RFPs) that ask bidders to submit proposals for an alternative radio access network (RAN), according to Rivada Networks CEO Declan Ganley.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/some-firstnet-opt-states-considering-rfps-seek-alternative-ran-proposals-ganley-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/some-firstnet-opt-states-considering-rfps-seek-alternative-ran-proposals-ganley-says#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:56:00 +0000 52431 at http://urgentcomm.com Pennsylvania hearing focuses on financial risks associated with FirstNet ‘opt-out’ alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">Pennsylvania would pay almost $1 billion during the next 25 years to lease 700 MHz spectrum from FirstNet under an ‘opt-out’ scenario and likely would be obligated to pay billions more if its opt-out vendor is unable to meet all FirstNet technical and operational requirements in the future, according to panelists speaking during a state hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:25:00 +0000 52421 at http://urgentcomm.com Oregon, Washington issue joint RFP for potential FirstNet alternative RAN http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran <div class="node-body article-body">Oregon and Washington issue a joint request for proposal (RFP) seeking proposals from vendors willing to build and operate an alternative public-safety radio access network (RAN) in either state or both under an “opt-out” scenario.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:39:00 +0000 52411 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Understaffed and overwhelmed, rescuers had to make life-and-death decisions as wildfires raged http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-understaffed-and-overwhelmed-rescuers-had-make-life-and-death-decisions-wildfi <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.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-napa-fire-rescues-20171014-htmlstory.html">Understaffed and overwhelmed, rescuers had to make life-and-death decisions as wildfires raged</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-napa-fire-distress-calls-20171011-story.html">Desperate calls to save those trapped by fire, but emergency-alert system failed many</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-understaffed-and-overwhelmed-rescuers-had-make-life-and-death-decisions-wildfi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-understaffed-and-overwhelmed-rescuers-had-make-life-and-death-decisions-wildfi#comments Public Safety Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:26:00 +0000 52401 at http://urgentcomm.com EWA unveils Cevo Go service, providing ‘instant’ spectrum coordination via smart device http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device <div class="node-body article-body">Conducting business via a smart device is commonplace in today’s world, be it ordering a pizza, buying a gift or completing bank transactions. Add certain frequency coordination to the list, thanks to Cevo Go, a new Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) service that lets users secure certified frequencies for single-site LMR systems in a matter of minutes. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device#comments Land-Mobile Radio Enterprise Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination EWA FCC Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:23:00 +0000 52391 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet delivers initial state plans to U.S. territories in the South Pacific http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that it has delivered initial state plans outlining public-safety LTE deployment plans to governors in the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands, although no timetable has been established yet for those governors to make their “opt-in/opt-out” decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:31:00 +0000 52381 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet hits 50% ‘opt-in’ threshold as Indiana makes announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb 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 Indiana the 25th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:15:00 +0000 52361 at http://urgentcomm.com Former Alabama employee has no AT&T job responsibilities in state, AT&T says amid FirstNet ethics questions http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q <div class="node-body article-body">A former state of Alabama employee now working for AT&amp;T’s FirstNet does not have any job responsibilities within the state, AT&amp;T says in a statement provided in the wake of recent media reports questioning whether the hiring represents a violation of Alabama’s “revolving-door” ethics policy.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:44:00 +0000 52351 at http://urgentcomm.com Alabama becomes 24th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of her state, making Alabama the 24th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:36:00 +0000 52341 at http://urgentcomm.com Connecticut becomes 14th state with an active procurement seeking alternative RAN bids for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Connecticut issues a request for proposals (RFP) asking bidders to submit proposals to build and maintain an alternative radio access network (RAN) for FirstNet under a potential “opt-out” scenario, making Connecticut the 14th state with an active procurement for an alternative-RAN vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:40:00 +0000 52331 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire state panel makes FirstNet 'opt-out' recommendation to governor http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire’s Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) votes unanimously to recommend that Gov. Chris Sununu choose to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet, which calls for Rivada Networks to build and operate the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) in the state.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:24:00 +0000 52321 at http://urgentcomm.com