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October 14, 2019 | Comments
Interoperability was the theme at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Emerging Technology Forum in Westminster, Colorado, Oct. 8 – 9. However, APCO officials said interoperability should be achieved with requests for proposals (RFPs) that primarily establish objectives rather than requiring standards.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
AT&T plans to sell its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to Liberty Latin America, while retaining its First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) responsibilities.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
Several public-safety professionals and jurisdictions, along with commercial carriers, said the FCC should require interoperability between the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and other Long Term Evolution (LTE) carriers and LMR networks, while FirstNet and its contractor AT&T said third-party interoperability is not outlined in the legislation that created FirstNet.

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September 30, 2019 | Comments
AT&T named Jason Porter senior vice president, FirstNet program at AT&T, and announced that Chris Sambar, who previously led the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) program, will move to AT&T’s network and technology team as executive vice president — AT&T technology operations.

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September 27, 2019 | Comments
As the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) continues in its second year of service for public-safety agencies across the country, coverage will help determine the long-term success of the network and AT&T’s contract to build out a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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September 25, 2019 | Comments
Symantec announced that Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Mobile is now First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Listed, making the mobile threat defense app available nationwide through the FirstNet App Catalog.

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September 25, 2019 | Comments
Opensignal performed an analysis of 4G network speeds in rural areas of the United States, which cover 97% of the U.S. land area. The study looked at measures of mobile network experience across three different types of rural America in order of “remoteness” — fringe, distant and remote — using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) definitions of rural U.S.

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September 23, 2019 | Comments
The Utah Communications Authority (UCA) awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract to provide a statewide Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 public-safety network for multiple agencies and emergency responders in Utah.

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September 19, 2019 | Comments
AT&T Workforce Manager is now First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Certified and accessible via the FirstNet App Catalog.

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September 18, 2019 | Comments
Expanding AT&T’s fleet of deployables and upgrading the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) core to 5G-ready technology are the first two investment areas for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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