System Installation http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32771/more en FirstNet staff ‘ready to go’ after contract award is made; board opts to decline resolution vote http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s staff says it is prepared to act quickly on tasks necessary to deploy a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) while eagerly anticipating a key court decision. Meanwhile, FirstNet board members opted against voting on a delegation resolution that had been on the agenda. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:03:00 +0000 49581 at http://urgentcomm.com Boston, BayRICS to court: Please decide FirstNet case, so network construction can begin ASAP http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc <div class="node-body article-body">A joint brief from the city of Boston and the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (BayRICS) asks a federal court to decide the protest lawsuit of the FirstNet procurement quickly, so deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network can begin as soon as possible. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:13:00 +0000 49371 at http://urgentcomm.com All eyes on court as decision time approaches in FirstNet case http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case <div class="node-body blog-body">Next week, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is expected to receive the final written brief in the lawsuit filed by Rivada Mercury protesting the FirstNet procurement process. How long will it be until the court reaches a decision, which promises to impact the timing of FirstNet's deployment nationwide?</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:30:00 +0000 49271 at http://urgentcomm.com Trial network at Ohio State offers insights about potential benefits of FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi <div class="node-body article-body">​Two college football games at Ohio State University last fall provided law-enforcement users and a group of vendors an opportunity to assess the benefits—and some of the challenges—associated with a 700 MHz Band 14 LTE network dedicated to public safety in a difficult communications environment. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi#comments Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:27:00 +0000 49231 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T expresses optimism about FirstNet prospect, might accelerate deployment with tax reform http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform <div class="node-body article-body">Top AT&T executives yesterday noted that the possibility of the carrier winning the nationwide FirstNet award is one of several “potentially very good things” that could happen this year. Another is tax reform that would lead to the telecom giant paying a lower corporate tax rate, allowing the company to invest the money necessary to accelerate the deployment of various initiatives, including the potential FirstNet buildout. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:53:00 +0000 49141 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet preparing network policies for nationwide contractor, opt-out states http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s technical staff has established a draft set of network policies that will be followed throughout the United States, whether the radio access network (RAN) is deployed by FirstNet’s nationwide contractor or by opt-out states, FirstNet officials said today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:47:00 +0000 48791 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet contractor will not be announced by Nov. 1 target date, according to FirstNet CEO Poth http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-contractor-will-not-be-announced-nov-1-target-date-according-firstnet-ceo-poth <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet has made “significant progress” in the evaluation of proposals from bidding teams vying for the right to build and maintain a nationwide public-safety broadband network, but procurement process will extend “beyond the Nov. 1 target date for the award,” FirstNet CEO Mike Poth wrote in a blog published today.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-contractor-will-not-be-announced-nov-1-target-date-according-firstnet-ceo-poth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-contractor-will-not-be-announced-nov-1-target-date-according-firstnet-ceo-poth#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:32:00 +0000 48341 at http://urgentcomm.com Alabama delays timeline for statewide public-safety LTE procurement until after national FirstNet announcement http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-delays-timeline-statewide-public-safety-lte-procurement-unti <div class="node-body article-body">State of Alabama officials have decided to extend the deadline for vendors to submit proposals to build a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) that would be integrated with the national FirstNet system, if the governor chooses to pursue the opt-out alternative to FirstNet deploying the system within the state’s borders. The new submission deadline is 15 business days after the announcement of the FirstNet nationwide award. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-delays-timeline-statewide-public-safety-lte-procurement-unti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-delays-timeline-statewide-public-safety-lte-procurement-unti#comments Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:23:00 +0000 48311 at http://urgentcomm.com What the elimination of pdvWireless may indicate about the timing of the overall FirstNet project http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-elimination-pdvwireless-may-indicate-about-timing-overall-firstnet-project <div class="node-body blog-body">Just two weeks before FirstNet's target date of Nov. 1 to announce the winning contractor, pdvWireless disclosed that its bidding team is no longer in contention. A review of federal procurement rules reveals that the notification also may indicate that Nov. 1 is not a realistic date to unveil the contractor—and that's OK, as long as the procurement is executed properly.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-elimination-pdvwireless-may-indicate-about-timing-overall-firstnet-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-elimination-pdvwireless-may-indicate-about-timing-overall-firstnet-project#comments Federal Government/Military Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:17:00 +0000 48281 at http://urgentcomm.com Some in-building policy coordination today could reap big communications benefits in the future http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-building-policy-coordination-today-could-reap-big-communications-benefits-future <div class="node-body blog-body">If in-building efforts and reliability standards can be aligned effectively, the potential impact for both public-safety and commercial communications could be tremendous.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-building-policy-coordination-today-could-reap-big-communications-benefits-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-building-policy-coordination-today-could-reap-big-communications-benefits-future#comments In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Standards System Design System Installation FCC Urgent Matters Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:11:00 +0000 48211 at http://urgentcomm.com