FCC http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33051/more en FCC issues citation and order against dealer of non-compliant Chinese radios http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-issues-citation-and-order-against-dealer-non-compliant-chinese-radios <div class="node-body article-body">In an enforcement action addressing an ongoing issue in the LMR industry, the FCC last week ordered Amcrest Industries—a Texas-based dealer of a non-compliant two-way radio manufactured in China—must take steps to follow FCC rules or risk facing sanctions that could include daily fines.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-issues-citation-and-order-against-dealer-non-compliant-chinese-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-issues-citation-and-order-against-dealer-non-compliant-chinese-radios#comments Policy FCC Mon, 06 Aug 2018 12:51:00 +0000 55951 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO, NPSTC offer different views about sharing 4.9 GHz with utilities, critical infrastructure http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit <div class="node-body article-body">Key public-safety organizations want the FCC to determine that public-safety communications in the 4.9 GHz spectrum should continue to be prioritized, but they express different opinions about the role that utilities and other critical-infrastructure entities should have in the band, according to recent filings with the FCC. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation APCO EWA FCC NPSTC Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:03:00 +0000 55741 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR licensing activity remains lackluster during the first half of 2018, according to FCC database http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat <div class="node-body article-body">Licensing activity for U.S. land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems generally has remained level with all-time-low pace established last year for both the public-safety and commercial sectors, according to information in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation FCC Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:04:00 +0000 55711 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T must pay FCC $5.25 million, implement changes in settlement over two 911 outages last year http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/att-must-pay-fcc-525-million-implement-changes-settlement-over-two-911-outages-last-year <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T Mobility must pay $5.25 million to the FCC and adhere to a compliance plan designed help ensure that 911 calls are completed as part of a settlement to close the investigation into two 911 outages that the agency described as “preventable” and “unacceptable,” the FCC announced yesterday.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/att-must-pay-fcc-525-million-implement-changes-settlement-over-two-911-outages-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/att-must-pay-fcc-525-million-implement-changes-settlement-over-two-911-outages-last-year#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety Regulation FCC Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000 55601 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron announces improved 911 location results from RapidSOS pilot project in Tennessee http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/zetron-announces-improved-911-location-results-rapidsos-pilot-project-tennessee <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron announces results from a pilot project using integrated location information from partner RapidSOS to deliver significantly better caller-location data quickly to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) receiving emergency calls</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/zetron-announces-improved-911-location-results-rapidsos-pilot-project-tennessee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/zetron-announces-improved-911-location-results-rapidsos-pilot-project-tennessee#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety Regulation Tracking, Monitoring & Control FCC Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:13:00 +0000 55441 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC sets timeline for 4.9 GHz comments, will initiate 911 dispatchable-location proceeding http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-sets-timeline-49-ghz-comments-will-initiate-911-dispatchable-location-proceeding <div class="node-body article-body">Public safety and other interested parties can submit comments to the FCC about proposed rules for the 4.9 GHz band by July 6, and the agency plans to begin a proceeding to examine rules mandating that dispatchable-location information be transmitted with all 911 calls, an FCC official said this week. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-sets-timeline-49-ghz-comments-will-initiate-911-dispatchable-location-proceeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-sets-timeline-49-ghz-comments-will-initiate-911-dispatchable-location-proceeding#comments Policy Public Safety Rebanding FCC NPSTC Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:37:00 +0000 55051 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is stepping down after 8 years at the FCC http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-commissioner-mignon-clyburn-stepping-down-after-8-years-fcc <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/17/commissioner-mignon-clyburn-is-stepping-down-after-8-years-at-the-fcc/">Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is stepping down after 8 years at the FCC</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-british-governments-say-russia-has-hacked-routers-used-by-businesses-globally/2018/04/16/90e8d34c-4181-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html">U.S., British governments warn businesses worldwide of Russian campaign to hack routers</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-commissioner-mignon-clyburn-stepping-down-after-8-years-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-commissioner-mignon-clyburn-stepping-down-after-8-years-fcc#comments FCC Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0000 54501 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC releases report on false Hawaii false emergency alert http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-fcc-releases-report-false-hawaii-false-emergency-alert <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-atlanta-ransomware-digital-extortion-culture-cybersecurity.html">Ransomware: A &lsquo;soft nuclear weapon&rsquo; aimed at government</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.kcra.com/article/sacramento-police-issue-new-policy-on-muting-body-cameras/19740673">Sacramento police issue new policy for deactivating or muting body cameras</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-fcc-releases-report-false-hawaii-false-emergency-alert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-fcc-releases-report-false-hawaii-false-emergency-alert#comments Alerting Systems FCC Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:40:00 +0000 54481 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC commissioners express interest in redesignating public-safety 4.9 GHz band for commercial use http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners initiate a proceeding to examine potential new rules that might spur greater use of the 4.9 GHz spectrum band currently dedicated to public safety, including various spectrum-sharing schemes and the possibility of redesignating the airwaves for commercial use.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Ad-Hoc Networks/Mesh Networking Critical Infrastructure Microwave Policy Public Safety FCC Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:05:00 +0000 54211 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC Commissioner O’Rielly calls on governors to provide 911-fee-diversion information http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information <div class="node-body article-body">​FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly sends a letter to the governors of New York, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, criticizing those governments for not responding to the FCC’s request to report on 911 deployments and whether they diverted 911 fees for non-911 uses.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Public Safety Regulation FCC Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:45:00 +0000 53671 at http://urgentcomm.com