Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en Pennsylvania hearing focuses on financial risks associated with FirstNet ‘opt-out’ alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">Pennsylvania would pay almost $1 billion during the next 25 years to lease 700 MHz spectrum from FirstNet under an ‘opt-out’ scenario and likely would be obligated to pay billions more if its opt-out vendor is unable to meet all FirstNet technical and operational requirements in the future, according to panelists speaking during a state hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:25:00 +0000 52421 at http://urgentcomm.com Oregon, Washington issue joint RFP for potential FirstNet alternative RAN http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran <div class="node-body article-body">Oregon and Washington issue a joint request for proposal (RFP) seeking proposals from vendors willing to build and operate an alternative public-safety radio access network (RAN) in either state or both under an “opt-out” scenario.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:39:00 +0000 52411 at http://urgentcomm.com NTIA releases information about SLIGP 2.0 grants to states, territories for FirstNet purposes http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-releases-information-about-sligp-20-grants-states-territories-firstnet-purposes <div class="node-body article-body">States and territories can apply for their shares of State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) 2.0 funding that could total as much as $43.4 million and can be used to pay for certain FirstNet-related activities, according a notice released yesterday by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-releases-information-about-sligp-20-grants-states-territories-firstnet-purposes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-releases-information-about-sligp-20-grants-states-territories-firstnet-purposes#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Legislation Public Safety State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:29:00 +0000 52251 at http://urgentcomm.com Georgia becomes 13th state with an active procurement seeking alternative RAN bids for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/georgia-becomes-13th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia issues a request for proposals (RFP) asking bidders to submit proposals to build and maintain an alternative LTE radio access network (RAN) for FirstNet under a potential “opt-out” scenario, making Georgia the 13th state with an active procurement for an alternative-RAN vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/georgia-becomes-13th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/georgia-becomes-13th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:21:00 +0000 52231 at http://urgentcomm.com NTIA funding level still missing through Monday, FirstNet ‘opt-in/opt-out’ deadline pushed past Christmas http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-funding-level-still-missing-through-monday-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadline-pushed- <div class="node-body article-body">Most governors will have at least until Dec. 25 to decide whether their states and territories will “opt-in” to FirstNet or pursue the “opt-out” option after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Monday failed to provide key funding information for states that achieve “opt-out” status.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-funding-level-still-missing-through-monday-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadline-pushed-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-funding-level-still-missing-through-monday-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadline-pushed-#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:17:00 +0000 52211 at http://urgentcomm.com NTIA does not release state funding levels, pushing 90-day FirstNet ‘opt-in/opt-out’ deadline deeper into December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-does-not-release-state-funding-levels-pushing-90-day-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadli <div class="node-body article-body">Most governors will have at least until Dec. 21 to decide whether their states and territories will “opt-in” to FirstNet or pursue the “opt-out” option after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) yesterday failed to provide key funding information that would apply to an “opt-out” state.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-does-not-release-state-funding-levels-pushing-90-day-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-does-not-release-state-funding-levels-pushing-90-day-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadli#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:41:00 +0000 52171 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet is delivering more than we imagined http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined <div class="node-body blog-body">When Congress established FirstNet in 2012, many officials were worried that it charged with executing a big task with too few resources for a government agency to deliver. However, it now appears that FirstNet is delivering more than most imagined was possible.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:08:00 +0000 52071 at http://urgentcomm.com Cash-strapped public-safety agencies adopting non-P25 technologies with increasing frequency, NPSTC says http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ <div class="node-body article-body">​An increasing number of public-safety agencies—particularly those with smaller budgets and/or located in rural areas—are opting for land-mobile-radio technologies other than P25, according to John Lenihan, chairman of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) interoperability committee. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability P25 Public Safety NPSTC Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000 52031 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet state plans will include construction-grant figure, but NTIA review process likely to come later http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-state-plans-will-include-construction-grant-figure-ntia-review-process-likely- <div class="node-body article-body">​Governors will learn how much the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) expects to provide their states and territories in construction-grant funding in an “opt-out” scenario when they receive their FirstNet state plans, but details of the NTIA review process likely will not be in the state plans, according to an NTIA official. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-state-plans-will-include-construction-grant-figure-ntia-review-process-likely-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-state-plans-will-include-construction-grant-figure-ntia-review-process-likely-#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:27:00 +0000 52011 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO identifies potential NG911 impacts, challenges in Project 43 report http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) will have significant operational implications for 911 centers, requiring new personnel skill sets to leverage the platform’s technological functionality and federal resources to fund the NG911 transition nationwide, according to the Project 43 report from APCO.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety APCO Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:07:00 +0000 51941 at http://urgentcomm.com