Governance http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32411/more en Zetron announces improved 911 location results from RapidSOS pilot project in Tennessee http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/zetron-announces-improved-911-location-results-rapidsos-pilot-project-tennessee <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron announces results from a pilot project using integrated location information from partner RapidSOS to deliver significantly better caller-location data quickly to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) receiving emergency calls</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/zetron-announces-improved-911-location-results-rapidsos-pilot-project-tennessee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/zetron-announces-improved-911-location-results-rapidsos-pilot-project-tennessee#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety Regulation Tracking, Monitoring & Control FCC Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:13:00 +0000 55441 at http://urgentcomm.com Congress considering proposal to auction public safety’s 4.9 GHz spectrum instead of T-Band http://urgentcomm.com/policy/congress-considering-proposal-auction-public-safety-s-49-ghz-spectrum-instead-t-band <div class="node-body article-body">Staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee is drafting a bill that would let public-safety agencies continue to utilize T-Band spectrum but would have the FCC conduct an incentive auction for the 50 MHz of 4.9 GHz spectrum currently dedicated for public-safety use.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/congress-considering-proposal-auction-public-safety-s-49-ghz-spectrum-instead-t-band" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/congress-considering-proposal-auction-public-safety-s-49-ghz-spectrum-instead-t-band#comments Policy Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:00:00 +0000 55371 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T announce nationwide availability of subscriber-paid/BYOD offering http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of <div class="node-body article-body">Primary public-safety agencies with little or no budget to pay for their personnel to have broadband services can utilize a FirstNet subscriber-paid—or bring your own device (BYOD)—offering recently made available nationwide at 5,300 AT&amp;T retail stores and online outlets, according to an AT&amp;T official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:51:00 +0000 55341 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: This week could reshape the Internet: Net-neutrality rules expire and AT&T-Time Warner decision is due http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-week-could-reshape-internet-net-neutrality-rules-expire-and-att-time-warner-decision- <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.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/la-fi-tn-net-neutrality-20180611-story.html">This week could reshape the Internet: Net-neutrality rules expire and AT&amp;T-Time Warner decision is due</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17448680/fight-to-save-net-neutrality-repealed-what-next">Net neutrality is officially repealed. Here&rsquo;s what happens next</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-week-could-reshape-internet-net-neutrality-rules-expire-and-att-time-warner-decision-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-week-could-reshape-internet-net-neutrality-rules-expire-and-att-time-warner-decision-#comments Policy Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:44:00 +0000 55311 at http://urgentcomm.com IoT initiatives need good business cases, solution providers to ensure adoption, Avnet exec says http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/iot-initiatives-need-good-business-cases-solution-providers-ensure-adoption-avnet-ex <div class="node-body article-body">Enterprises seeking to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technology need clear business cases and vendors that provide end-to-end solutions with long-term support before they will be willing to adopt IoT, according to an executive from Avnet, a leading IoT company. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/iot-initiatives-need-good-business-cases-solution-providers-ensure-adoption-avnet-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/iot-initiatives-need-good-business-cases-solution-providers-ensure-adoption-avnet-ex#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Machine-to-Machine State & Local Government System Design Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:34:00 +0000 55301 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s Swenson cites public-safety progress, points to future changes, potential business models http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change <div class="node-body article-body">​SAN DIEGO—Public-safety adoption of FirstNet is proceeding well during the first months of the first-responder network being available, and the pace of change within the sector could accelerate in the future, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:10:00 +0000 55081 at http://urgentcomm.com Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA) announces launch, focus on open standards for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-technology-alliance-psta-announces-launch-focus-open-s <div class="node-body article-body">Officials for the Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA) today will launch the new non-profit organization, which is being established to advocate for public safety identifying, testing and adopting open-standards equipment and applications.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-technology-alliance-psta-announces-launch-focus-open-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-technology-alliance-psta-announces-launch-focus-open-s#comments Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:28:00 +0000 55071 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC sets timeline for 4.9 GHz comments, will initiate 911 dispatchable-location proceeding http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-sets-timeline-49-ghz-comments-will-initiate-911-dispatchable-location-proceeding <div class="node-body article-body">Public safety and other interested parties can submit comments to the FCC about proposed rules for the 4.9 GHz band by July 6, and the agency plans to begin a proceeding to examine rules mandating that dispatchable-location information be transmitted with all 911 calls, an FCC official said this week. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-sets-timeline-49-ghz-comments-will-initiate-911-dispatchable-location-proceeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-sets-timeline-49-ghz-comments-will-initiate-911-dispatchable-location-proceeding#comments Policy Public Safety Rebanding FCC NPSTC Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:37:00 +0000 55051 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC’s O’Rielly calls 5.9 GHz ‘a mess’ amid questions about future of DSRC http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-fcc-s-o-rielly-calls-59-ghz-mess-amid-questions-about-future-dsrc <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.fiercewireless.com/wireless/fcc-s-o-rielly-5-9-ghz-band-a-mess">FCC&rsquo;s O&rsquo;Rielly calls 5.9 GHz &lsquo;a mess&rsquo; amid questions about future of DSRC</a></p> <p><a href="https://enterpriseiotinsights.com/20180523/channels/news/enterprises-face-nightmare-with-iot-security">Enterprises facing &lsquo;nightmare&rsquo; with IoT security and data privacy</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-fcc-s-o-rielly-calls-59-ghz-mess-amid-questions-about-future-dsrc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-fcc-s-o-rielly-calls-59-ghz-mess-amid-questions-about-future-dsrc#comments Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Fri, 25 May 2018 15:46:00 +0000 54971 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T execs cite FirstNet progress, plans for rural deployments, 5G preparation http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-execs-cite-firstnet-progress-plans-rural-deployments-5g-preparat <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T plans to leverage its investment in FirstNet to expand its rural coverage, harden its network and prepare all of the carrier’s cell sites to support 5G services via software upgrades, according to AT&T executives. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-execs-cite-firstnet-progress-plans-rural-deployments-5g-preparat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-execs-cite-firstnet-progress-plans-rural-deployments-5g-preparat#comments Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 23 May 2018 10:52:00 +0000 54931 at http://urgentcomm.com