NTIA/FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33121/more en New Hampshire Executive Council in the spotlight as work continues on Rivada Networks contract http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-executive-council-spotlight-work-continues-rivada-networks-cont <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu last week decided the state should pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet, but the New Hampshire Executive Council must approve a contract with Rivada Networks to build and operate an alternative radio access network (RAN) for the state to continue pursuit of “opt-opt” status.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-executive-council-spotlight-work-continues-rivada-networks-cont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-executive-council-spotlight-work-continues-rivada-networks-cont#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:40:00 +0000 52961 at http://urgentcomm.com Wisconsin becomes 35th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/wisconsin-becomes-35th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 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 Wisconsin the 35th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/wisconsin-becomes-35th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/wisconsin-becomes-35th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:53:00 +0000 52951 at http://urgentcomm.com South Dakota becomes 36th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/south-dakota-becomes-36th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard 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 Dakota the 36th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/south-dakota-becomes-36th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/south-dakota-becomes-36th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:26:00 +0000 52941 at http://urgentcomm.com Sonim Technologies: CEO Bob Plaschke describes key takeaways from first-responder comms event http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-technologies-ceo-bob-plaschke-describes-key-takeaways-first-re <div class="node-body video-body">Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke discusses some of the public-safety-communications innovations and collaboration showcased during the “The Future of First-Responder Technologies” event conducted Dec. 7 in Washington, D.C.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-technologies-ceo-bob-plaschke-describes-key-takeaways-first-re" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-technologies-ceo-bob-plaschke-describes-key-takeaways-first-re#comments Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Interoperability NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:34:00 +0000 52911 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet delivers final deployment plans to Pacific territories, sets March 12 deadline for ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-final-deployment-plans-pacific-territories-sets-march-12-deadline-opt <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet provides the Pacific territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands with final public-safety broadband deployment plans to be built by AT&T. Governors in these territories will have until March 12 to make their “opt-in/opt-out” decisions, according to a FirstNet filing with the FCC.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-final-deployment-plans-pacific-territories-sets-march-12-deadline-opt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-final-deployment-plans-pacific-territories-sets-march-12-deadline-opt#comments NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:37:00 +0000 52901 at http://urgentcomm.com Updated: LA-RICS approves deal with AT&T on potential transfer of region’s public-safety LTE network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-la-rics-approves-deal-att-potential-transfer-region-s-public <div class="node-body article-body">Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) board members approve an agreement that would transfer the LA-RICS public-safety LTE assets to AT&amp;T, so they can be integrated into the FirstNet system, if California Gov. Jerry Brown makes an “opt-in” decision. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-la-rics-approves-deal-att-potential-transfer-region-s-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-la-rics-approves-deal-att-potential-transfer-region-s-public#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:09:00 +0000 52891 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet launches ruthless-preemption functionality for 'primary' public-safety subscribers http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-launches-ruthless-preemption-functionality-primary-public-s <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet public-safety subscribers in the “primary” user category—law enforcement, fire, EMS, 911 and emergency-management personnel—now have preemptive access across AT&T’s network, FirstNet and AT&T announced today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-launches-ruthless-preemption-functionality-primary-public-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-launches-ruthless-preemption-functionality-primary-public-s#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:07:00 +0000 52821 at http://urgentcomm.com Single core, singular priority: FirstNet policy helps protect public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet legislation took direct aim at unsuccessful past attempts at interoperability by mandating that the public-safety network be built to open, commercially available standards. A single FirstNet core ensures interoperability among the network-based applications that first responders will use to share voice, video and data.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:39:00 +0000 52811 at http://urgentcomm.com Missouri becomes 34th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/missouri-becomes-34th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">​Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens 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 Missouri the 34th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/missouri-becomes-34th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/missouri-becomes-34th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:37:00 +0000 52801 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon skips California RFP bid, claims FirstNet, AT&T are ‘rigging the game’ http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-skips-california-rfp-bid-claims-firstnet-att-are-rigging-game <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon reverses its public stance and does not bid on California’s procurement seeking an alternative vendor to FirstNet in a potential “opt-out” scenario, citing “onerous” mandates from FirstNet and claiming that FirstNet and contractor AT&T are “rigging the game to stifle true competition.”</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-skips-california-rfp-bid-claims-firstnet-att-are-rigging-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-skips-california-rfp-bid-claims-firstnet-att-are-rigging-game#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 09 Dec 2017 03:54:00 +0000 52791 at http://urgentcomm.com