Policy http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32861/more en Verizon preemption service ‘available’ to public-safety customers but not necessarily ‘enabled’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon has made preemptive access “available” across its network for public-safety customers and demonstrated that it works during this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in California, but the preemption functionality is being “enabled” only on a limited basis in other parts of the country, according to a Verizon spokesperson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:56:00 +0000 53301 at http://urgentcomm.com Northern Mariana Islands ‘opt-in’ decision gives FirstNet clean sweep of states and territories http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/northern-mariana-islands-opt-decision-gives-firstnet-clean-sweep-states-and-territories <div class="node-body article-body">Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DeLeon Guerrero Torres announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 56 states and territories in the U.S. have made an “opt-in” decision.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/northern-mariana-islands-opt-decision-gives-firstnet-clean-sweep-states-and-territories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/northern-mariana-islands-opt-decision-gives-firstnet-clean-sweep-states-and-territories#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:00 +0000 53291 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s availability should ‘raise all boats,’ drive public-safety innovation, competition http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">If the goal is truly to provide the best communications networks and products for public safety, the focus should be on building the best solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:10:00 +0000 53231 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 American Samoa makes FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement, leaving one territory to make decision http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/american-samoa-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-leaving-one-territory-make-decision <div class="node-body article-body">American Samoa Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making American Samoa the second Pacific territory to “opt in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/american-samoa-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-leaving-one-territory-make-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/american-samoa-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-leaving-one-territory-make-decision#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:37:00 +0000 53181 at http://urgentcomm.com What just happened? A review of key factors considered during the FirstNet ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decision period http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-just-happened-review-key-factors-considered-during-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision-period <div class="node-body blog-body">All states made their "opt-in" decisions for FirstNet by the Dec. 28 deadline given to governors. Although the final choices were all the same, states took many different paths and considered a wide variety of factors in making their FirstNet decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-just-happened-review-key-factors-considered-during-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision-period" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-just-happened-review-key-factors-considered-during-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision-period#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:23:00 +0000 53171 at http://urgentcomm.com ‘Opt-in’ decisions give public safety in all states the option of using FirstNet immediately http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/opt-decisions-give-public-safety-all-states-option-using-firstnet-im <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety agencies and personnel in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to subscribe to FirstNet broadband services from AT&amp;T after all governors facing the Dec. 28 deadline made “opt-in” decisions to accept the FirstNet deployment for their states and territories. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/opt-decisions-give-public-safety-all-states-option-using-firstnet-im" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/opt-decisions-give-public-safety-all-states-option-using-firstnet-im#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:32:00 +0000 53141 at http://urgentcomm.com It’s unanimous: California makes FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decision but expresses reservations http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/it-s-unanimous-california-makes-firstnet-opt-decision-expresses-reservations <div class="node-body article-body">Despite expressing some concerns, California Gov. Jerry Brown announces that he accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 50 states and three territories facing today’s deadline made an “opt-in” decision for FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/it-s-unanimous-california-makes-firstnet-opt-decision-expresses-reservations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/it-s-unanimous-california-makes-firstnet-opt-decision-expresses-reservations#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:39:00 +0000 53131 at http://urgentcomm.com All eyes on California as Florida makes FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement, New Hampshire reverses ‘opt-out’ plans http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/all-eyes-california-florida-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-new-hampshire-reverses-opt- <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce that accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of their states, meaning California is the only state that has not made an “opt-in” announcement by today’s deadline.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/all-eyes-california-florida-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-new-hampshire-reverses-opt-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/all-eyes-california-florida-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-new-hampshire-reverses-opt-#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:43:00 +0000 53121 at http://urgentcomm.com New York becomes 47th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-york-becomes-47th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo 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 New York the 47th state—not including three territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system by today’s deadline.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-york-becomes-47th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-york-becomes-47th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:28:00 +0000 53111 at http://urgentcomm.com