NTIA/FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33121/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 Newscan: CES 2018: FirstNet sees growth potential of app ecosystem, partnerships http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-ces-2018-firstnet-sees-growth-potential-app-ecosystem-partnerships <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.govtech.com/public-safety/CES-2018-FirstNet-Sees-Growth-Potential-of-App-Ecosystem-Partnerships.html">CES 2018: FirstNet sees growth potential of app ecosystem, partnerships</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sba-first-tower-company-to-confirm-receipt-firstnet-apps-from-at-t-wells-fargo">SBA first tower company to confirm receipt of FirstNet apps from AT&amp;T: Wells Fargo</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-ces-2018-firstnet-sees-growth-potential-app-ecosystem-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-ces-2018-firstnet-sees-growth-potential-app-ecosystem-partnerships#comments NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:30:00 +0000 53211 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 Public-safety representatives contest recent Verizon claims about its first-responder offerings http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it <div class="node-body article-body">Recent statements attributed to Verizon in the media that the carrier’s broadband service is the only public-safety-grade LTE network and that its planned public-safety LTE core network may be interoperable with the FirstNet system “suggest things that are simply not there,” according to a presentation to the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Installation NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:02:00 +0000 53191 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 Mobile analytics can help public safety optimize its FirstNet usage http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage <div class="node-body blog-body">Mobile analytics have emerged as a better way to access a true picture of how first responders, mobile devices and applications are using bandwidth, allowing agencies to make smarter mobile deployment decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage#comments Analytics Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:12:00 +0000 53161 at http://urgentcomm.com Guam becomes first Pacific territory to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/guam-becomes-first-pacific-territory-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making Guam the first Pacific territory to “opt in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/guam-becomes-first-pacific-territory-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/guam-becomes-first-pacific-territory-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:33:00 +0000 53151 at http://urgentcomm.com