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News and information related to the nationwide broadband communications network for first responders that is being designed and built under the auspices of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) an entity with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

  • Feb 16, 2018
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    DHS S&T: Norman Speicher outlines highlights of new Integration Handbook, seeks input from public safety, industry

    Norman Speicher, a program manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, talks about the newly released Integration Handbook from the directorate’s Next Generation First Responder Program (NGFR). The Integration Handbook proposes a standardized platform that would establish a plug-and-play environment for first-responder broadband devices and applications....More
  • Feb 7, 2018
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    NATE: Todd Schlekeway previews upcoming show, organization initiatives and 2018 outlook

    Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines some of the highlights of his organization's annual show, which will begin on Feb. 19 in Nashville this year. Schlekeway also discusses changing trends in the wireless industry and expresses optimism about the outlook for wireless in 2018....More

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