Rajesh Pankaj, senior vice president of engineering for Qualcomm, provides an overview of his company’s proposal to leverage LTE-Advanced technology on unlicensed spectrum and discusses its potential application for public safety as part of the FirstNet initiative during the LTE North America conference in Dallas.
Federal attorneys, citing Iowa case law, claim that the location of the e-mail is irrelevant; if Fitzgerald sent or received e-mails in his capacity as a “special government employee” serving as a FirstNet board member, those e-mails are federal documents, filing states.
By Bill Schrier.
By working with the right partners and finding all user groups related to public safety, FirstNet can have the kind of customer base–and accompanying business model–needed to ensure that the nationwide broadband network for first responders is able to be built and maintained.
Directors for the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications Systems Authority (BayRICS) on Thursday are scheduled to consider a modified agreement with Motorola Solutions regarding the deployment of a private LTE network for San Francisco-area first responders, as part of a spectrum-lease agreement with FirstNet.
At the heart of the controversy surrounding efforts to release FirstNet board member Paul Fitzgerald’s e-mails related to the deployment of a nationwide broadband network for first responders is an apparent discrepancy in the law Congress passed that created FirstNet. Given this, federal lawmakers should revisit the matter and clarify their intent, so FirstNet can proceed with its mission.