Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en 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 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, AT&T make commitments to Congress on volunteer pricing, devices, finances http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-make-commitments-congress-volunteer-pricing-devices-finances <div class="node-body article-body">​Volunteer public-safety officers subscribing to FirstNet in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenario will realize “significant” monthly savings when compared to a traditional commercial wireless offering, an AT&amp;T official said during a Senate subcommittee hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-make-commitments-congress-volunteer-pricing-devices-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-make-commitments-congress-volunteer-pricing-devices-finances#comments Subscriber Devices Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:44:00 +0000 51281 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T, FirstNet officials shed light on near-term implementation efforts http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-shed-light-near-term-implementation-efforts <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet and AT&amp;T officials have long stated that public-safety agencies within “opt-in” states immediately can take advantage of priority access across the AT&T network, but even existing AT&amp;T customers first need to subscribe to a FirstNet plan to realize the priority functionality, according to AT&amp;T. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-shed-light-near-term-implementation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-shed-light-near-term-implementation-efforts#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:35:00 +0000 51261 at http://urgentcomm.com Wyoming governor makes FirstNet 'opt-in' announcement http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/wyoming-governor-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming announces that Gov. Matt Mead will accept the FirstNet&rsquo;s deployment plan&mdash;to be executed by AT&amp;T&mdash;making Wyoming the second state to express&nbsp;its intent to &ldquo;opt-in&rdquo; to the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) plan.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/wyoming-governor-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/wyoming-governor-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:59:00 +0000 51201 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR awards $38.5 million in public-safety-communications research grants http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) announces that $38.5 million in grants have been awarded to fund 33 research-and-development projects that are designed to help determine future possibilities in a variety of first-responder communications technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants#comments Applications Funding Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control NIST/PSCR Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 51001 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a reality http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality <div class="node-body blog-body">When ATT won the nationwide FirstNet contract, some expressed concern that the telecommunications giant could be so focused on its massive commercial business that the public-safety initiative would be overshadowed. FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson says early indications make her confident that the carrier has the proper public-safety-centric focus to build the public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:06:00 +0000 50981 at http://urgentcomm.com The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data <div class="node-body blog-body">How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:52:00 +0000 50651 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 New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) promises to provide significant benefits to citizens and first-responder agencies, so public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should not wait for federal funding to become available to transition to the new all-IP platform, according to Jeff Robertson, the new president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at http://urgentcomm.com