Operations http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32391/more en Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-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="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year#comments 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 http://urgentcomm.com AT&T targets draft state plans in June, outlines business case behind its FirstNet bid http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid <div class="node-body article-body">ATT officials say that the carrier plans to work with FirstNet to release draft state plans in June and expects governors to make opt-out decisions during the fourth quarter of this year, when the company’s goal is to have all 56 states and territories accept the nationwide FirstNet deployment plans.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:00 +0000 50301 at http://urgentcomm.com How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors <div class="node-body blog-body">It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and death.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors#comments In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety System Design View from the Top Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50291 at http://urgentcomm.com Assured Wireless: Steve Morley highlights company's prototype Band 14 hotspot that leverages high-power rules http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages <div class="node-body video-body">Assured Wireless President Steve Morley discusses his company's long-range LTE connectivity products, which are designed to leverage the high-powered capabilities allowed by FCC rules for public-safety broadband services operating on the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages#comments Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Repeaters IWCE Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:34:00 +0000 50241 at http://urgentcomm.com With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network <div class="node-body blog-body">Unfortunately, security often is viewed as either a negative or a value-neutral for IT projects. With FirstNet, we have a great opportunity to debunk that myth and establish security as an enabler of the network, helping provide all sorts of innovative features for first responders and other beneficiaries of the network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:51:00 +0000 50221 at http://urgentcomm.com SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public <div class="node-body blog-body">Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important during times of emergency. SMS/MMS messaging systems can help provide alerts during such critical moments, as well as improve information exchanges with the public on a day-to-day basis.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Citizen Engagement Disaster Response Public FCC View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:56:00 +0000 50211 at http://urgentcomm.com T-Mobile leads bidding in FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction <div class="node-body article-body">T-Mobile, Dish Network and Comcast were the leading winners in the incentive spectrum auction that generated $19.8 billion in gross bids for 70 MHz of licensed 600 MHz airwaves, FCC officials announced today.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction#comments Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:27:00 +0000 50201 at http://urgentcomm.com Former board member Paul Fitzgerald on FirstNet-AT&T deal: 'I like what I see and hear' http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear <div class="node-body blog-body">Paul Fitzgerald—the longtime sheriff of Story County, Iowa, and an outspoken member of the original FirstNet board in 2012—expresses support for the 25-year public-safety broadband agreement between FirstNet and AT&T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:44:00 +0000 50191 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-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="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long#comments Dispatch NG-911 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 50181 at http://urgentcomm.com Journey to FirstNet a story of remarkable persistence, refusal to succumb to doubters http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet may be taking longer than many in the public-safety community had hoped to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network. However, the fact that that system is on the cusp of reality is remarkable, given the many challenges and doubts that have been overcome during the past decade.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:23:00 +0000 50171 at http://urgentcomm.com