Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en LMR licensing activity in the U.S. reaches record-low levels in 2017, according to FCC database http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database <div class="node-body article-body">In both the public-safety and business-industrial sectors, fewer land-mobile-radio (LMR) license applications were approved in 2017 than in any year since the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database began keeping full-year online records in 2001. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Public Safety Regional Coordination State & Local Government FCC Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:59:00 +0000 53251 at http://urgentcomm.com With opt-in decisions in the rearview mirror, it’s time for public safety to do its homework (Part 1) http://urgentcomm.com/blog/opt-decisions-rearview-mirror-it-s-time-public-safety-do-its-homework-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">​Now that all 50 states and most territories have made their “opt-in” decisions to accept the deployment plans from FirstNet and AT&T, it is time for the real work to begin.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/opt-decisions-rearview-mirror-it-s-time-public-safety-do-its-homework-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/opt-decisions-rearview-mirror-it-s-time-public-safety-do-its-homework-part-1#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:35:00 +0000 53201 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada, Verizon question AT&T/FirstNet actions as ‘opt-in/opt-out’ deadline just a week away http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rivada-verizon-question-attfirstnet-actions-opt-inopt-out-deadline-just-week-away <div class="node-body article-body">With a Dec. 28 deadline to make FirstNet “opt-in/opt-out” decisions less than a week away, Rivada Networks is encouraging governors to pursue the “opt-out” alternative while advocating for a new 90-day decision period, and Verizon has raised questions about AT&amp;T’s motivation for building the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rivada-verizon-question-attfirstnet-actions-opt-inopt-out-deadline-just-week-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rivada-verizon-question-attfirstnet-actions-opt-inopt-out-deadline-just-week-away#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:52:00 +0000 53071 at http://urgentcomm.com Colorado deal with FirstNet does not include integration plans for Adams County public-safety LTE network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/colorado-deal-firstnet-does-not-include-integration-plans-adams-coun <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado officials have said that AT&T has committed to building 35 additional cell sites beyond those identified in the FirstNet plan for the state, but a commitment to integrate the Adams County public-safety LTE network was not part of the Colorado “opt-in” agreement, according to AT&T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/colorado-deal-firstnet-does-not-include-integration-plans-adams-coun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/colorado-deal-firstnet-does-not-include-integration-plans-adams-coun#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:17:00 +0000 53061 at http://urgentcomm.com Colorado becomes 38th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/colorado-becomes-38th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper 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 Colorado the 38th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/colorado-becomes-38th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/colorado-becomes-38th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:27:00 +0000 53001 at http://urgentcomm.com 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 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 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 Colorado selects Rivada-Macquarie team as RAN vendor in potential FirstNet ‘opt-out’ scenario http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/colorado-selects-rivada-macquarie-team-ran-vendor-potential-firstnet-opt-out-scenario <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado has selected the team of Rivada Networks and Macquarie Infrastructure Developments to build and maintain the alternative LTE radio access network (RAN) in the state, if Gov. John Hickenlooper decides the state should pursue the “opt-out” alternative to the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/colorado-selects-rivada-macquarie-team-ran-vendor-potential-firstnet-opt-out-scenario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/colorado-selects-rivada-macquarie-team-ran-vendor-potential-firstnet-opt-out-scenario#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:21:00 +0000 52661 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire governor urges colleagues to pause ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions until questions answered http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-governor-urges-colleagues-pause-opt-inopt-out-decisions-until-questions-a <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu sends a letter to governors in states and territories, encouraging them to withhold their FirstNet ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions until more clarity is provided about all of the financial and regulatory risks that pursuing the “opt-out” alternative would entail.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-governor-urges-colleagues-pause-opt-inopt-out-decisions-until-questions-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-governor-urges-colleagues-pause-opt-inopt-out-decisions-until-questions-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:47:00 +0000 52471 at http://urgentcomm.com