State & Local Government http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32501/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 Why drones will take the spotlight in emergency response http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response <div class="node-body blog-body">Drones already are being used to survey damaged areas, and it's just a matter of time before they are used as actual rescue vehicles that can deliver much-needed supplies to people in hard-to-reach locations.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety State & Local Government Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wireless Networks View from the Top Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0000 52921 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 New Hampshire committee report outlines regulatory, financial risks associated with ‘opt-out’ decision http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-committee-report-outlines-regulatory-financial-risks-associated <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire should require that Rivada Networks—the state’s choice to build an alternative network to FirstNet--provide bonding or other financial assurances to protect the state from potential risks and penalties in an “opt-out” scenario, according to a report prepared by a state committee reviewing “opt-out” implications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-committee-report-outlines-regulatory-financial-risks-associated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-committee-report-outlines-regulatory-financial-risks-associated#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:41:00 +0000 52781 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire becomes the first state to announce plans to pursue FirstNet ‘opt-out’ alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-announce-plans-pursue-firstnet-opt-out-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announces that his state will pursue the FirstNet “opt-out” alternative with Rivada Networks building and maintaining the LTE radio access network instead of AT&T, resulting in New Hampshire becoming the first state to make an “opt-out” announcement.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-announce-plans-pursue-firstnet-opt-out-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-announce-plans-pursue-firstnet-opt-out-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:44:00 +0000 52761 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire committee conducts final meeting, preparing final report on FirstNet ‘opt-out’ risks for governor http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-conducts-final-meeting-preparing-final-report-firstnet-opt-out- <div class="node-body article-body">A New Hampshire committee tasked with assessing the various risks associated with the state pursuing a potential FirstNet “opt-out” scenario completed its deliberations on Tuesday, and a report of the committee’s findings—without a recommendation—will be delivered to Gov. Chris Sununu, who must make his decision by Dec. 28. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-conducts-final-meeting-preparing-final-report-firstnet-opt-out-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-conducts-final-meeting-preparing-final-report-firstnet-opt-out-#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:51:00 +0000 52731 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet to play a ‘very, very significant’ role in AT&T plans for broadband, smart cities, IoT, exec says http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety communications is the focus of AT&amp;T’s deployment of the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), but the carrier giant also expects the initiative to generate key benefits in smart cities and other key growth areas beyond the first-responder community, according to an AT&T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation System Operation FCC NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:50:00 +0000 52701 at http://urgentcomm.com