Policy http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32861/more en Rivada co-CEO Ganley says more RFPs are coming, but claim that ‘opt-in’ decisions are not binding is disputed http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a <div class="node-body article-body">Commissions in the state of Mississippi and Vermont have voted to initiate requests for proposals (RFPs) for an alternative LTE radio access network (RAN) as a potential option to their FirstNet state plans, according to Rivada Networks co-CEO Declan Ganley. Ganley also said that announced ‘opt-in’ decisions by governors are not binding—a statement that was disputed by FirstNet and its nationwide contractor, AT&amp;T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:31:00 +0000 51501 at http://urgentcomm.com What to expect at APCO 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's APCO conference marks a turning point, as attendees arrive for the first time with FirstNet as an operational network in parts of the U.S. Here is one analyst's take on what we are likely to see—and not see—at APCO 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017#comments Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Applications Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government APCO NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:35:00 +0000 51491 at http://urgentcomm.com North Carolina issues RFP to select vendor to build LTE network in a FirstNet ‘opt-out’ scenario http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o <div class="node-body article-body">​North Carolina yesterday released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking vendors willing to build and maintain a public-safety LTE network in the state, if the North Carolina governor decides to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to accepting FirstNet’s deployment plan for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:00 +0000 51481 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet reviewing state-plan comments, remains on schedule for ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">​​All states and territories have submitted formal or informal comments about their initial state plans to FirstNet, which expects to respond to the comments and integrate the input in final state plans that are slated to be distributed to governors in mid-September, according to a FirstNet official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:56:00 +0000 51451 at http://urgentcomm.com U.S. Senate passes ‘Kari’s Law’ legislation by unanimous consent http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent <div class="node-body article-body">United States senators approve “Kari’s Law” legislation—requiring the ability to direct-dial 911 on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—by unanimous consent, greatly improving the potential for the bill to become law later this year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent#comments Dispatch Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:14:00 +0000 51421 at http://urgentcomm.com Maine becomes 10th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/maine-becomes-10th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​Maine Gov. Paul LePage announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of his state, making Maine the 10th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/maine-becomes-10th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/maine-becomes-10th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 04 Aug 2017 22:53:00 +0000 51411 at http://urgentcomm.com Michigan becomes first state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet after issuing an RFP http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/michigan-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp <div class="node-body article-body">​Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signs a letter accepting the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T. The action makes Michigan the ninth state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system—and the first among the states that issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a vendor partner under a potential “opt-out” scenario.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/michigan-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/michigan-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:41:00 +0000 51401 at http://urgentcomm.com New Mexico becomes eighth state to ‘opt in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-mexico-becomes-eighth-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making New Mexico the eighth state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-mexico-becomes-eighth-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-mexico-becomes-eighth-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:18:00 +0000 51361 at http://urgentcomm.com U.S. Virgin Islands becomes first territory to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/us-virgin-islands-becomes-first-territory-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making the group of Caribbean islands the first territory to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/us-virgin-islands-becomes-first-territory-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/us-virgin-islands-becomes-first-territory-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:22:00 +0000 51351 at http://urgentcomm.com West Virginia becomes seventh state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/west-virginia-becomes-seventh-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announces that his state accepts the FirstNet deployment plan for the state, which is the seventh to “opt-in” to the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/west-virginia-becomes-seventh-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/west-virginia-becomes-seventh-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:46:00 +0000 51311 at http://urgentcomm.com