Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en Motorola Solutions agrees to multiyear extensions on Airwave, ESN contracts in the UK http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts <div class="node-body article-body">United Kingdom (UK) public-safety agencies will be able to use the Airwave TETRA network through at least 2022 and Motorola Solutions-provided broadband services at least through 2024 on the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) system, according to separate statements issued today by the Home Office and Motorola Solutions. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA Motorola Solutions Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:11:00 +0000 56561 at http://urgentcomm.com Virginia’s COMLINC: An example of a successful transition to a viable funding source http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source <div class="node-body blog-body">With state and locality budgets facing increased pressure, the prospects of transitioning equipment purchased and maintained with grant funds to a budget line item can appear bleak. However, with the correct approach, the odds of a successful transition can be greatly increased. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source#comments Funding Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government View from the Top Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:07:00 +0000 56501 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety adoption of FirstNet spikes during the past month, according to AT&T http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet has seen a marked increase in public-safety agency adoption, with more than 1,000 subscribing to the service during the past month, according to officials from AT&T, which is tasked with building and maintaining the nationwide public-safety broadband network. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:04:00 +0000 56371 at http://urgentcomm.com California county calls data throttling of firefighters ‘ridiculous,’ Verizon apologizes for 'process failure' http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon officials apologize for a “process failure” that caused a Santa Clara County fire department unit’s broadband data speeds to be throttled significantly multiple times this summer while the unit tried to coordinate resources from throughout the state to fight the worst wildfire in California history—an action characterized as "ridiculous" by a county official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government FCC NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:23:00 +0000 56301 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera dealers say recommended sanctions in Motorola ITC case would harm competition, jeopardize their businesses http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-dealers-say-recommended-sanctions-motorola-itc-case-would-harm-competition-jeopardize- <div class="node-body article-body">Seven U.S.-based Hytera Communications dealers have filed briefs with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), asking the full commission not to limit the sale and service of certain Hytera product, noting that such sanctions would jeopardize their businesses and/or “severely limit our ability to serve the public.” </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-dealers-say-recommended-sanctions-motorola-itc-case-would-harm-competition-jeopardize-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-dealers-say-recommended-sanctions-motorola-itc-case-would-harm-competition-jeopardize-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Funding Policy Hytera Motorola Solutions Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:48:00 +0000 56201 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board approves $81 million operating budget, allocates money for future network investments http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-81-million-operating-budget-allocates-money-future-network-inve <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board members unanimously approve an $81 million operating budget for the 2019 fiscal year, as well as putting another $81 million in a new reserve fund and $79 million in a fund designed to pay for network reinvestment as part of the organization’s sustainable business model.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-81-million-operating-budget-allocates-money-future-network-inve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-81-million-operating-budget-allocates-money-future-network-inve#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:35:00 +0000 56111 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD announces plans to launch broadband unit, buy shares of Tait International http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-announces-plans-launch-broadband-unit-buy-shares-tait-international <div class="node-body article-body">Japan-based JVCKENWOOD announces plans to launch a broadband solutions business and that it has entered into an agreement to acquire shares of Tait International, noting plans to have “a capital and business alliance” with the New Zealand-based manufacturer of communications devices and networks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-announces-plans-launch-broadband-unit-buy-shares-tait-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-announces-plans-launch-broadband-unit-buy-shares-tait-international#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Public Safety Kenwood Tait Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:15:00 +0000 56071 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T announces NPPGov agreement to ease first-responder agencies’ adoption of FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-announces-nppgov-agreement-ease-first-responder-agencies-adoption-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">First-responders agencies can subscribe to FirstNet services using a cooperative contract with NPPGov that is designed to streamline the procurement process and provide access to statewide pricing, according to NPPGov and AT&amp;T, FirstNet’s contractor to build and operate the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-announces-nppgov-agreement-ease-first-responder-agencies-adoption-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-announces-nppgov-agreement-ease-first-responder-agencies-adoption-firstnet#comments Critical Infrastructure Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:27:00 +0000 55901 at http://urgentcomm.com LA-RICS transfers public-safety LTE network assets to AT&T for FirstNet deployment http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-transfers-public-safety-lte-network-assets-att-firstnet-depl <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety LTE cell sites built by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) are transferred to AT&T, which is FirstNet’s contractor to build and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-transfers-public-safety-lte-network-assets-att-firstnet-depl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-transfers-public-safety-lte-network-assets-att-firstnet-depl#comments Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 02 Jul 2018 05:39:00 +0000 55621 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T announce nationwide availability of subscriber-paid/BYOD offering http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of <div class="node-body article-body">Primary public-safety agencies with little or no budget to pay for their personnel to have broadband services can utilize a FirstNet subscriber-paid—or bring your own device (BYOD)—offering recently made available nationwide at 5,300 AT&amp;T retail stores and online outlets, according to an AT&amp;T official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:51:00 +0000 55341 at http://urgentcomm.com