Policy http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32861/more en Some FirstNet ‘opt-in’ states considering RFPs to seek alternative-RAN proposals, Ganley says http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/some-firstnet-opt-states-considering-rfps-seek-alternative-ran-proposals-ganley-says <div class="node-body article-body">At least three states with governors that have announced FirstNet “opt-in” decisions may issue requests for proposals (RFPs) that ask bidders to submit proposals for an alternative radio access network (RAN), according to Rivada Networks CEO Declan Ganley.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/some-firstnet-opt-states-considering-rfps-seek-alternative-ran-proposals-ganley-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/some-firstnet-opt-states-considering-rfps-seek-alternative-ran-proposals-ganley-says#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:56:00 +0000 52431 at http://urgentcomm.com 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 EWA unveils Cevo Go service, providing ‘instant’ spectrum coordination via smart device http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device <div class="node-body article-body">Conducting business via a smart device is commonplace in today’s world, be it ordering a pizza, buying a gift or completing bank transactions. Add certain frequency coordination to the list, thanks to Cevo Go, a new Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) service that lets users secure certified frequencies for single-site LMR systems in a matter of minutes. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device#comments Land-Mobile Radio Enterprise Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination EWA FCC Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:23:00 +0000 52391 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet delivers initial state plans to U.S. territories in the South Pacific http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that it has delivered initial state plans outlining public-safety LTE deployment plans to governors in the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands, although no timetable has been established yet for those governors to make their “opt-in/opt-out” decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-delivers-initial-state-plans-us-territories-south-pacific#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:31:00 +0000 52381 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet hits 50% ‘opt-in’ threshold as Indiana makes announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb 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 Indiana the 25th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:15:00 +0000 52361 at http://urgentcomm.com Former Alabama employee has no AT&T job responsibilities in state, AT&T says amid FirstNet ethics questions http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q <div class="node-body article-body">A former state of Alabama employee now working for AT&amp;T’s FirstNet does not have any job responsibilities within the state, AT&amp;T says in a statement provided in the wake of recent media reports questioning whether the hiring represents a violation of Alabama’s “revolving-door” ethics policy.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/former-alabama-employee-has-no-att-job-responsibilities-state-att-says-amid-firstnet-ethics-q#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:44:00 +0000 52351 at http://urgentcomm.com Alabama becomes 24th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of her state, making Alabama the 24th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/alabama-becomes-24th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:36:00 +0000 52341 at http://urgentcomm.com Connecticut becomes 14th state with an active procurement seeking alternative RAN bids for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Connecticut issues a request for proposals (RFP) asking bidders to submit proposals to build and maintain an alternative radio access network (RAN) for FirstNet under a potential “opt-out” scenario, making Connecticut the 14th state with an active procurement for an alternative-RAN vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:40:00 +0000 52331 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire state panel makes FirstNet 'opt-out' recommendation to governor http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire’s Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) votes unanimously to recommend that Gov. Chris Sununu choose to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet, which calls for Rivada Networks to build and operate the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) in the state.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:24:00 +0000 52321 at http://urgentcomm.com