Technology en Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at AT&T targets draft state plans in June, outlines business case behind its FirstNet bid <div class="node-body article-body">ATT officials say that the carrier plans to work with FirstNet to release draft state plans in June and expects governors to make opt-out decisions during the fourth quarter of this year, when the company’s goal is to have all 56 states and territories accept the nationwide FirstNet deployment plans.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:00 +0000 50301 at How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors <div class="node-body blog-body">It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and death.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety System Design View from the Top Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50291 at Assured Wireless: Steve Morley highlights company's prototype Band 14 hotspot that leverages high-power rules <div class="node-body video-body">Assured Wireless President Steve Morley discusses his company's long-range LTE connectivity products, which are designed to leverage the high-powered capabilities allowed by FCC rules for public-safety broadband services operating on the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Repeaters IWCE Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:34:00 +0000 50241 at Motorola Solutions: Mark Krizik demonstrates personnel-accountability solution for firefighters on trunked systems <div class="node-body video-body">Mark Krizik, fire market sales specialist for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the company's personnel-accountability solution, which is designed primarily to meet the needs of fire-department customers when responding to an incident. Previously available for users with conventional radio systems, the solution now also works with trunked radio systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Analog Personnel Tracking Trunking IWCE Motorola Solutions Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:13:00 +0000 50231 at SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public <div class="node-body blog-body">Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important during times of emergency. SMS/MMS messaging systems can help provide alerts during such critical moments, as well as improve information exchanges with the public on a day-to-day basis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Citizen Engagement Disaster Response Public FCC View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:56:00 +0000 50211 at T-Mobile leads bidding in FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction <div class="node-body article-body">T-Mobile, Dish Network and Comcast were the leading winners in the incentive spectrum auction that generated $19.8 billion in gross bids for 70 MHz of licensed 600 MHz airwaves, FCC officials announced today.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:27:00 +0000 50201 at 911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long <div class="node-body blog-body">This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater recognition would be appropriate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch NG-911 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 50181 at Journey to FirstNet a story of remarkable persistence, refusal to succumb to doubters <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet may be taking longer than many in the public-safety community had hoped to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network. However, the fact that that system is on the cusp of reality is remarkable, given the many challenges and doubts that have been overcome during the past decade.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:23:00 +0000 50171 at FirstNet CEO, AT&T official provide further details about 25-year contract for first-responder network <div class="node-body article-body">ATT plans to provide “very aggressive” pricing for its FirstNet subscription packages, and the carrier has pledged $18 billion to ensure that the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) receives regular technological and coverage upgrades during the 25-year contract period, according to officials for AT&T and FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:48:00 +0000 50151 at