Public Safety http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32491/more en FirstNet delivers initial state plans to U.S. territories in the South Pacific http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that it has delivered initial state plans outlining public-safety LTE deployment plans to governors in the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands, although no timetable has been established yet for those governors to make their “opt-in/opt-out” decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:31:00 +0000 52381 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet hits 50% ‘opt-in’ threshold as Indiana makes announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb 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 Indiana the 25th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:15:00 +0000 52361 at http://urgentcomm.com Former Alabama employee has no AT&T job responsibilities in state, AT&T says amid FirstNet ethics questions http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q <div class="node-body article-body">A former state of Alabama employee now working for AT&amp;T’s FirstNet does not have any job responsibilities within the state, AT&amp;T says in a statement provided in the wake of recent media reports questioning whether the hiring represents a violation of Alabama’s “revolving-door” ethics policy.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:44:00 +0000 52351 at http://urgentcomm.com Alabama becomes 24th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of her state, making Alabama the 24th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:36:00 +0000 52341 at http://urgentcomm.com Connecticut becomes 14th state with an active procurement seeking alternative RAN bids for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Connecticut issues a request for proposals (RFP) asking bidders to submit proposals to build and maintain an alternative radio access network (RAN) for FirstNet under a potential “opt-out” scenario, making Connecticut the 14th state with an active procurement for an alternative-RAN vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:40:00 +0000 52331 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire state panel makes FirstNet 'opt-out' recommendation to governor http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire’s Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) votes unanimously to recommend that Gov. Chris Sununu choose to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet, which calls for Rivada Networks to build and operate the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) in the state.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:24:00 +0000 52321 at http://urgentcomm.com States of Washington, Oregon announce plans to issue joint RFP to explore FirstNet alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/states-washington-oregon-announce-plans-issue-joint-rfp-explore-firstnet-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">Governors for the states of Washington and Oregon have announced that they will issue a joint request for proposals (RFP) asking bidders to submit proposals to build and maintain an alternative radio access network (RAN) for FirstNet under a potential “opt-out” scenario.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/states-washington-oregon-announce-plans-issue-joint-rfp-explore-firstnet-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/states-washington-oregon-announce-plans-issue-joint-rfp-explore-firstnet-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:08:00 +0000 52311 at http://urgentcomm.com Minnesota becomes 23rd state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/minnesota-becomes-23rd-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 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 Minnesota the 23rd state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/minnesota-becomes-23rd-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/minnesota-becomes-23rd-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:31:00 +0000 52301 at http://urgentcomm.com Unanswered questions loom as governors prepare to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ FirstNet choices http://urgentcomm.com/blog/unanswered-questions-loom-governors-prepare-make-opt-inopt-out-firstnet-choices <div class="node-body blog-body">Most governors have until Dec. 28 to make their "opt-in/opt-out" choices regarding FirstNet. Considerable information about FirstNet is available, but several key data points that could impact a governor's decision remain unknown as the 90-day decision clock ticks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/unanswered-questions-loom-governors-prepare-make-opt-inopt-out-firstnet-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/unanswered-questions-loom-governors-prepare-make-opt-inopt-out-firstnet-choices#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:57:00 +0000 52291 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon meets with FirstNet, but interoperability questions remain http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-meets-firstnet-interoperability-questions-remain <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon officials had “very productive discussions” with FirstNet during the latter part of September, but it remains unclear whether users of Verizon’s announced public-safety broadband offering will be able to interoperate seamlessly and securely with subscribers on the FirstNet system being built and operated by AT&amp;T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-meets-firstnet-interoperability-questions-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-meets-firstnet-interoperability-questions-remain#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:45:00 +0000 52281 at http://urgentcomm.com