State & Local Government http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32501/more en AT&T exec discusses core-to-core interoperability, Verizon proposal, FirstNet differentiators http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first <div class="node-body article-body">Enabling interoperability between the FirstNet public-safety LTE core being built by AT&amp;T and the LTE cores of Verizon or other carriers is feasible technically, but doing so would be a departure from the FirstNet request for proposals (RFP) and could introduce security issues for public safety, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Design System Operation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:42:00 +0000 51641 at http://urgentcomm.com Nevada becomes 14th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/nevada-becomes-14th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Nevada the 14th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/nevada-becomes-14th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/nevada-becomes-14th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:00 +0000 51631 at http://urgentcomm.com Kansas becomes 13th state to make ‘opt-in’ decision for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Kansas the 13th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:57:00 +0000 51601 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAP personnel to receive priority, preemptive access on FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Dispatchers, call-takers and other personnel working in public-safety answering points will have priority access immediately to FirstNet—and preemptive access by the end of the year—FirstNet officials announce during the APCO 2017 show. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:03:00 +0000 51551 at http://urgentcomm.com Arizona becomes second state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet after issuing RFP for alternative RAN http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-becomes-second-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp-alternat <div class="node-body article-body">​Arizona accepts the FirstNet deployment plan to build the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) within its borders, making it the 12th state to “opt-in” and just the second state to make the decision after previously issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to build an alternative LTE radio access network (RAN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-becomes-second-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp-alternat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-becomes-second-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp-alternat#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:00 +0000 51541 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon exec to public safety: ‘We’re here to stay’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-public-safety-we-re-here-stay <div class="node-body article-body">Amid the considerable attention surrounding FirstNet and AT&T’s effort to build a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), Verizon is working ensure that first-responders agencies know that the telecom giant still plans to serve them, according to an executive with the telecom giant. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-public-safety-we-re-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-public-safety-we-re-here-stay#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:33:00 +0000 51511 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada co-CEO Ganley says more RFPs are coming, but claim that ‘opt-in’ decisions are not binding is disputed http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a <div class="node-body article-body">Commissions in the state of Mississippi and Vermont have voted to initiate requests for proposals (RFPs) for an alternative LTE radio access network (RAN) as a potential option to their FirstNet state plans, according to Rivada Networks co-CEO Declan Ganley. Ganley also said that announced ‘opt-in’ decisions by governors are not binding—a statement that was disputed by FirstNet and its nationwide contractor, AT&amp;T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:31:00 +0000 51501 at http://urgentcomm.com What to expect at APCO 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's APCO conference marks a turning point, as attendees arrive for the first time with FirstNet as an operational network in parts of the U.S. Here is one analyst's take on what we are likely to see—and not see—at APCO 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017#comments Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Applications Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government APCO NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:35:00 +0000 51491 at http://urgentcomm.com North Carolina issues RFP to select vendor to build LTE network in a FirstNet ‘opt-out’ scenario http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o <div class="node-body article-body">​North Carolina yesterday released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking vendors willing to build and maintain a public-safety LTE network in the state, if the North Carolina governor decides to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to accepting FirstNet’s deployment plan for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:00 +0000 51481 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet reviewing state-plan comments, remains on schedule for ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">​​All states and territories have submitted formal or informal comments about their initial state plans to FirstNet, which expects to respond to the comments and integrate the input in final state plans that are slated to be distributed to governors in mid-September, according to a FirstNet official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:56:00 +0000 51451 at http://urgentcomm.com