State & Local Government http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32501/more en FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by mid-December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety organizations in certain states could begin using a prioritized FirstNet service on AT&T’s commercial network very soon, if their governors decide to accept the initial state plans delivered today by FirstNet that outline the deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:36:00 +0000 51061 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T drop ‘draft state plan’ term, announce process for early ‘opt-in’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">​Governors will have an opportunity to accept the FirstNet state plan for deploying a public-safety broadband network within the borders as soon as this month, a FirstNet official announces at the organization’s meeting of state points of contact (SPOCs) in the Dallas area.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:20:00 +0000 50951 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet draft state plans expected to be delivered around June 19, AT&T exec says http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-draft-state-plans-expected-be-delivered-around-june-19-att-exec-says <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet plans to deliver draft state plans depicting the public-safety LTE deployment plans for each U.S. state and territory as part of contractor AT&T’s nationwide Band 14 700 MHz buildout on June 19, “give or take a day,” an AT&T executive says during a conference.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-draft-state-plans-expected-be-delivered-around-june-19-att-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-draft-state-plans-expected-be-delivered-around-june-19-att-exec-says#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:16:00 +0000 50641 at http://urgentcomm.com EJL Wireless Research: Earl Lum discusses the future of in-building coverage for public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/building/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-discusses-future-building-coverage-public-safety-communicati <div class="node-body video-body">Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research, outlines some of the challenges facing vendors, governments and building owners as they try to support public safety's in-building communications needs for LMR and LTE systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-discusses-future-building-coverage-public-safety-communicati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-discusses-future-building-coverage-public-safety-communicati#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Mon, 29 May 2017 22:13:00 +0000 50611 at http://urgentcomm.com Massachusetts seeks bidders for potential public-safety RAN alternative to nationwide FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative- <div class="node-body article-body">Massachusetts issues a request for response (RFR) that seeks input from vendors willing to build and maintain a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), making it the seventh state to initiate a procurement designed to provide an “opt-out” alternative to the nationwide FirstNet deployment.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative-#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 25 May 2017 19:42:00 +0000 50591 at http://urgentcomm.com 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