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January 19, 2018 | Comments
The National 911 Program released The 2017 National 911 Progress Report, which compiles the latest state and national data about 9-1-1 systems. A record 48 states and territories provided information about progress toward next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1), annual funding and revenue, operations and other data.

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January 18, 2018 | Comments
California Rep. Anna Eshoo asked the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to take steps to ensure interoperability between FirstNet’s network and other public-safety networks. She cited recent wildfires in rural California where local or regional carriers often offer service.

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January 18, 2018 | Comments
Public-safety officials in Richmond, Virginia, are testing the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) public-safety wireless broadband network and expect to have it in use throughout the city by the end of 2018.

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January 18, 2018 | Comments
Remaining standards work on mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) and mission-critical video and data was completed during the latest Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) meetings in December in Lisbon, Portugal.

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January 17, 2018 | Comments
Several mission-critical communications entities filed comments with the FCC rejecting most proposed changes to 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) rules.

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January 16, 2018 | Comments
First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) representatives plan to continue meeting with the public-safety community to discuss operational issues around mobile data. The meetings will likely be regional versus state specific, said Bill Schrier, FirstNet senior advisor, from the CES show last week in Las Vegas.

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January 11, 2018 | Comments
Verizon is not the only wireless carrier vying to retain its public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) customers. Regional wireless carrier C Spire released a statement saying it is ready to match its track record against other competitors in Mississippi for public-safety critical wireless broadband communications.

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January 10, 2018 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) released a new report detailing the issues and requirements regarding integration and interoperability between LMR systems and Long Term Evolution (LTE) mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) services.

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January 09, 2018 | Comments
An AT&T executive said the carrier plans to bridge public safety with the internet of things (IoT), saying First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) users can tap IoT to connect with “the world around them like never before."

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January 09, 2018 | Comments
Lawyers for the Department of Commerce (DOC) filed an opposition to a request for appeal in a lawsuit over whether the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), describing the case as run of the mill.

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