Operations http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32391/more en FCC Commissioner O’Rielly calls on governors to provide 911-fee-diversion information http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information <div class="node-body article-body">​FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly sends a letter to the governors of New York, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, criticizing those governments for not responding to the FCC’s request to report on 911 deployments and whether they diverted 911 fees for non-911 uses.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Public Safety Regulation FCC Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:45:00 +0000 53671 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T announces Dallas, Atlanta, Waco as three of first cities to receive 5G service http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-announces-dallas-atlanta-waco-three-first-cities-receive-5g-service <div class="node-body article-body">Parts of Dallas, Atlanta and Waco will be among the dozen cities this year where AT&T will deploy standards-based, mobile 5G services that ultimately will provide users with low-latency connectivity and data rates of multiple gigabits per seconds, the carrier announced today.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-announces-dallas-atlanta-waco-three-first-cities-receive-5g-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-announces-dallas-atlanta-waco-three-first-cities-receive-5g-service#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design FCC NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:33:00 +0000 53661 at http://urgentcomm.com DHS S&T: Norman Speicher outlines highlights of new Integration Handbook, seeks input from public safety, industry http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Norman Speicher, a program manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, talks about the newly released Integration Handbook from the directorate’s Next Generation First Responder Program (NGFR). The Integration Handbook proposes a standardized platform that would establish a plug-and-play environment for first-responder broadband devices and applications.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in" 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/2018/02/norman-speicher.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/Norman Speicher podcast on 02-16.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5320192">Norman Speicher podcast on 02-16.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in#comments Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards DHS IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:49:00 +0000 53631 at http://urgentcomm.com President Trump signs Kari’s Law http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law <div class="node-body article-body">President Donald Trump today signs into law H.R. 582—legislation better known as Kari’s Law—requiring that emergency callers can dial 911 directly from phones associated with multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) that are commonplace in hotels, offices and other enterprises.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law#comments Dispatch Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:40:00 +0000 53621 at http://urgentcomm.com Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety System Operation APCO NENA View from the Top Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:55:00 +0000 53611 at http://urgentcomm.com House passes Kari’s Law amendment, legislation sent to President Trump for final signature http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. House members approves an amendment to Kari’s Law legislation—a measure that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—that awaits President Donald Trump’s signature to become law.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature#comments Dispatch Federal Government/Military Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government System Design System Installation Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:49:00 +0000 53551 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Apple’s iPhone is NYPD’s latest crime-fighting equipment http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-apple-s-iphone-nypd-s-latest-crime-fighting-equipment <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.ibtimes.com/apples-iphone-nypds-latest-crime-fighting-equipment-2649815">Apple&rsquo;s iPhone is NYPD&rsquo;s latest crime-fighting equipment</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/01/28/the-long-wait-get-your-smartphones-tune-into-may-ending/7YVpjvq5D3pgLlmOiXcqLJ/story.html">The long wait to get your smartphones to tune into FM may be ending</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-apple-s-iphone-nypd-s-latest-crime-fighting-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-apple-s-iphone-nypd-s-latest-crime-fighting-equipment#comments Public Safety Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:16:00 +0000 53541 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet gets three new board members, while one spot remains open http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open <div class="node-body article-body">​U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appoints three new FirstNet board members and the appointment of another board member to three-year terms, leaving the FirstNet board with one open seat and no clear state-government representative among its current membership.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:11:00 +0000 53531 at http://urgentcomm.com Kari’s Law passes U.S. Senate, awaits House vote before being sent to President’s desk http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. senators this week again approved a House-initiated version of “Kari’s Law”—legislation that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—by unanimous consent. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk#comments Dispatch Software Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:39:00 +0000 53521 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway previews upcoming show, organization initiatives and 2018 outlook http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines some of the highlights of his organization's annual show, which will begin on Feb. 19 in Nashville this year. Schlekeway also discusses changing trends in the wireless industry and expresses optimism about the outlook for wireless in 2018.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" 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/2018/02/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 02-07.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6452736">Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook#comments Tower & Site Network Operations & Maintenance Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation System Operation NATE Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:31:00 +0000 53511 at http://urgentcomm.com