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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 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 12, 2018 | Comments
The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2018 conference program offers 10 tracks and 160 sessions during five days March 5 – 9 in Orlando, Florida.

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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 10, 2018 | Comments
American Samoa Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga accepted the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T public-safety plan for the U.S. territory. The announcement leaves the Northern Mariana Islands as the only territory or state left to make an opt-in or out decision.

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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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January 05, 2018 | Comments
Guam became the first of the United States’ Pacific territories to opt in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Governor Eddie Baza Calvo announced his decision to opt in Jan. 4.

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December 29, 2017 | Comments
With the deadline for most states and territories to opt out of the First Responder Network (FirstNet) past, FirstNet and partner AT&T are now shifting focus toward building out the network and adding features for users.

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