NG-911 en Kansas becomes 13th state to make ‘opt-in’ decision for FirstNet <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday 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 Kansas the 13th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:57:00 +0000 51601 at Redl discusses FirstNet, spectrum sharing during nomination hearing for NTIA post <div class="node-body article-body">​David Redl, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), pledged during his nomination hearing to maximize use of federal-government spectrum and help ensure a successful FirstNet deployment, if he is confirmed to serve in the post. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Crash Avoidance Systems NG-911 Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:44:00 +0000 50961 at The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data <div class="node-body blog-body">How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:52:00 +0000 50651 at New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in next-gen 911 <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) promises to provide significant benefits to citizens and first-responder agencies, so public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should not wait for federal funding to become available to transition to the new all-IP platform, according to Jeff Robertson, the new president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at 911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long <div class="node-body blog-body">This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater recognition would be appropriate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch NG-911 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 50181 at Newscan: How our 911 emergency call system can fail us <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">How our 911 emergency call system can fail us</a></p> <p><a href="">911 consolidation among cost-saving measures</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NG-911 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:31:00 +0000 50111 at Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety communications networks. They will be even better, if they are integrated properly. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design View from the Top Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:00 +0000 49541 at Waukesha County (Wis.): Gary Bell discusses text-to-911 deployment, NG911 goals <div class="node-body video-body">Gary Bell, director of emergency preparedness for Waukesha County (Wis.), announces the ability for the county's public-safety answering point (PSAP) to provide text-to-911 service that is integrated into the 911 system. Bell also highlights the challenges the PSAP faces as it prepares to migrate to a next-generation 911 (NG911) platform.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NG-911 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:56:00 +0000 49531 at FCC investigating outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from calling 911 <div class="node-body article-body">FCC officials will conduct an investigation in an effort to determine the “root cause” of a widespread outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from completing 911 emergency calls on Wednesday night, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NG-911 Policy Public Safety System Operation FCC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:49:00 +0000 49501 at