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March 04, 2020 | Comments
The Portsmouth (Ohio) Police and Fire Departments are connecting their first responders to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) communications network for public safety. The departments are using FirstNet on modems and department-issued smartphones.

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March 03, 2020 | Comments
With another mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) provider entering the U.S. market last month and the first commercial launches by carriers expected later this year, the market continues to be dynamic. The biggest challenges for public-safety users could be determining whether a PTT service is truly mission critical and ensuring that whatever service is selected is interoperable with other PTT technology used by surrounding agencies.

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March 02, 2020 | Comments
VITAS Healthcare, a provider of end-of-life care, is the first approved hospice provider to be connected to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network. The company's access to FirstNet enables VITAS employees to use the highly secure and reliable communications tool for patient care and assistance while in the field.

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February 28, 2020 | Comments
The Senate unanimously passed the Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Networks Act, which includes $1 billion in funding to help small rural telecom carriers to replace existing Huawei and ZTE equipment.

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February 28, 2020 | Comments
The House communications and technology subcommittee held a hearing on numerous public-safety-related bills Feb. 27, but the bulk of the testimony and questions revolved around network resiliency and the importance of wireless carriers working more closely with utilities and public safety.

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February 25, 2020 | Comments
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is encouraging a “system of systems” approach for interoperability. CISA is initially focusing the Shared Communications System and Infrastructure (SCSI) methodology along the southwest border region.

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February 25, 2020 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network now covers more than 2.61 million square miles of the nation, said AT&T, the contractor deploying the network. More than 11,000 public-safety agencies and organizations subscribe to FirstNet, accounting for more than 1.2 million connections nationwide.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
Officials from New Hampshire and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the launch of four new cell sites in the state, located in Pembroke, Stoddard, Rumney and North Hampton. These sites were constructed using band 14 and AT&T commercial spectrum.

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February 14, 2020 | Comments
The State of New York Office of General Services (OGS) updated its telecom services contract, authorizing Verizon and AT&T’s First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) service as contractors to offer services to all state agencies and public-safety entities. The contract update runs through Sept. 15, 2024.

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February 13, 2020 | Comments
New York said the AT&T proposed state plan for New York included 100 new radio sites to be selected with input from the state and independent of the typical return-on-investment selection strategy.

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March 2021

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Webinar: FirstNet — Apps Help Agencies Meet the Changing Demands as Incidents Unfold

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3279491754727767567

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Webinar: Data Security for a Remote Work Environment in 2021 and Beyond

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6286499926156259341

June 2021

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UTC Telecom and Technology Conference
Portland, Oregon
https://utctelecom.org

August 2021

15 - 18
APCO Conference and Expo
San Antonio, Texas
https://www.apco2021.org

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