System Operation en FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 FirstNet, AT&T share more details about fees, operations as state-plan release date approaches <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet officials are working to finalize the fees that states and territories would pay to use the FirstNet LTE core and FirstNet’s licensed 20 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum in a potential opt-out scenario, but it is not certain whether these figures will be included in the state plans that could be delivered as early as next week, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:55:00 +0000 51041 at ITEC: Walt Magnussen talks about CAUSE V, Winter Institute events during the upcoming year <div class="node-body video-body">Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), talks about the fifth annual Canada-United States Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) that is scheduled for November along the U.S.-Canada border near Washington state. ITEC will host its next Winter Institute in February 2018. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Response Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety System Operation Test and Measurement DHS Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:02:00 +0000 49781 at Dallas to increase staffing at PSAP after 911-related deaths, agrees alleged ‘ghost’ calls not the problem <div class="node-body article-body">After blaming T-Mobile “ghost” calls for months of delays in answering 911 calls—delays that reportedly contributed to two deaths last week—the city of Dallas acknowledges that the problem was caused by people hanging up and redialing when their emergency calls were not answered in a timely manner. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Policy PSAP State & Local Government System Operation Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:43:00 +0000 49591 at FCC investigating outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from calling 911 <div class="node-body article-body">FCC officials will conduct an investigation in an effort to determine the “root cause” of a widespread outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from completing 911 emergency calls on Wednesday night, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NG-911 Policy Public Safety System Operation FCC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:49:00 +0000 49501 at Cambium Networks: David Geitner demonstrates capabilities of cnMaestro management solution <div class="node-body video-body">David Geitner, who works in Cambium Networks’ global sales support and professional services units, outlines the functionality of the company’s cnMaestro solution, which enables management and monitoring of network assets throughout a communications system—from end user devices to backhaul.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Software Critical Infrastructure Enterprise System Management Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:52:00 +0000 49411 at FirstNet preparing network policies for nationwide contractor, opt-out states <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Newscan: Level 3 acknowledges network outage that frustrates voice customers across the U.S. <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">Level 3 acknowledges network outage that frustrates voice customers across the U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="">Level 3 goes to Level 0 for American VoIP peeps</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> System Operation Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:10:00 +0000 48101 at First responders need access to life-saving, 3D location technology <div class="node-body blog-body">For public safety, the location of an incident and where its personnel resources are during a response are critical pieces of information. With this in mind, it is crucial that such data—including vertical-location information, with floor-level granularity—is made available to first-response agencies. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> In-Building Incident Command/Situational Awareness Coverage & Interference Personnel Monitoring Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation FCC NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:22:00 +0000 48011 at Motorola Solutions: Diane Tonielli demonstrates portal features that display health of comm networks <div class="node-body video-body">Diane Tonielli, product manager for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates how the company’s managed-services offering inform network operators about the health of their communications systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Network Management Software Network Operations & Maintenance Policy System Operation Test and Measurement Motorola Solutions Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:30:00 +0000 47791 at