State & Local Government http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32501/more en AT&T CEO expects accelerated FirstNet buildout, promises hardening, ‘ruthless preemption’ for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut <div class="node-body article-body">​AT&T expects to deploy the Band 14 FirstNet public-safety LTE network “much quicker” than the five-year schedule included in the request for proposals (RFP), and first-responder subscribers will have “ruthless preemption” access rights on the system, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Grids State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 23 May 2017 19:09:00 +0000 50541 at http://urgentcomm.com Pryme teams with Zello, others to provide accessories in fast-growing cellular PTT market http://urgentcomm.com/applications/pryme-teams-zello-others-provide-accessories-fast-growing-cellular-ptt-market <div class="node-body article-body">A growing number of enterprises are replacing or augmenting land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems with Zello’s push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) offering combined with speaker microphones and other accessories from Pryme, according to officials from both companies.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/applications/pryme-teams-zello-others-provide-accessories-fast-growing-cellular-ptt-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/applications/pryme-teams-zello-others-provide-accessories-fast-growing-cellular-ptt-market#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Applications Coverage & Interference Cybersecurity Enterprise Smart Devices State & Local Government Mon, 01 May 2017 19:58:00 +0000 50341 at http://urgentcomm.com 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 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 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 FirstNet CEO, AT&T official provide further details about 25-year contract for first-responder network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont <div class="node-body article-body">ATT plans to provide “very aggressive” pricing for its FirstNet subscription packages, and the carrier has pledged $18 billion to ensure that the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) receives regular technological and coverage upgrades during the 25-year contract period, according to officials for AT&T and FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:48:00 +0000 50151 at http://urgentcomm.com Officials promise preemption for public-safety subscribers across FirstNet and AT&T networks http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety subscribers in “opt in” states that accept the FirstNet deployment plan could have preemptive priority on FirstNet’s 700 MHz Band 14 network and throughout AT&T’s vast commercial networks by the end of the year, FirstNet and AT&T officials said yesterday.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:34:00 +0000 49971 at http://urgentcomm.com Education is key for wireless technology to advance, speaker says http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/education-key-wireless-technology-advance-speaker-says <div class="node-body article-body">Local governments can benefit greatly from proper information about wireless technology, both to seize technological opportunities and to dispel problematic myths.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/education-key-wireless-technology-advance-speaker-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/education-key-wireless-technology-advance-speaker-says#comments State & Local Government Test and Measurement Training IWCE Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:00 +0000 49861 at http://urgentcomm.com Fairfax County (Va.): Mike Newburn discusses new state law letting school-bus drivers use push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) and LMR http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/fairfax-county-va-mike-newburn-discusses-new-state-law-letting-school-bus-dri <div class="node-body video-body">Mike Newburn, wireless manager for Fairfax County, Va., discusses the passage of state legislation that allows school-bus drivers to leverage push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) technology instead of being limited to communicating via LMR technology. By implementing a PoC solution, local schools are projected to save more than $7 million, according to Newburn.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/fairfax-county-va-mike-newburn-discusses-new-state-law-letting-school-bus-dri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/fairfax-county-va-mike-newburn-discusses-new-state-law-letting-school-bus-dri#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Legislation State & Local Government IWCE Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:04:00 +0000 49841 at http://urgentcomm.com Updated: Harris unveils FirstNet strategy http://urgentcomm.com/harris/updated-harris-unveils-firstnet-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Harris believes it will play a role in the AT&T proposal that is expected to be awarded later this week with the 25-year contract to build and maintain FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), according to a Harris executive. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/updated-harris-unveils-firstnet-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/updated-harris-unveils-firstnet-strategy#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Harris NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:03:00 +0000 49821 at http://urgentcomm.com