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October 05, 2020 | Comments
Senators focused on rural coverage and what the government can do to help get tower sites built on federal land during a Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet hearing on the progress of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Sept. 24.

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September 18, 2020 | Comments
The FCC has recognized the potential of television broadcasting to evolve and has allowed licensed operators to transition to an all IP-based broadcast technology called Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC 3.0) or NextGen TV. This wireless standard, the result of work that was aligned with Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPPP) and other IP-based communications platforms, is just now being deployed. By the nature of its underlying awareness of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and ability to transport time synchronous data packet payloads, there now exists a new tool that has an ability to impact the world of Position/Navigation/Timing (PNT).

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August 21, 2020 | Comments
The CBRS Alliance and Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) agreed to join forces as liaison partners. Effective immediately, the partnership is key to SBC’s efforts to continue providing access to resources that work to enhance in-building communications for both the public and public-safety responders.

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July 08, 2020 | Comments
A Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA) pilot in St. Louis brought together tech providers and public-safety stakeholders in a first-of-its-kind exercise that involved five emergency scenarios. SCIRA is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) framework to facilitate the integration and operability of disparate IT systems.

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July 02, 2020 | Comments
Comba announced that its public-safety 700/800MHz fiber distributed antenna system (DAS) product line has received UL-2524 standard certification for in-building two-way emergency responder radio communications systems (ERRCS).

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July 01, 2020 | Comments
NextNav announced a partnership with Sonim Technologies to make NextNav’s Z-axis location technology available to first responders and 9-1-1 emergency services.

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June 23, 2020 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) joined the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC). The groups signed a memorandum of understanding to support collaboration on standards and best practices that are key to advancing the safety of the public in the built environment, with a specific focus on smart technologies and wireless communications inside of buildings.

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June 22, 2020 | Comments
Indoor public-safety equipment provider Fiplex Communications published a call to action to inspire a renewed industrywide commitment for achieving emergency first responder communications. The call to action urges the public-safety ecosystem to expand and accelerate the deployment of in-building public-safety communications networks by focusing innovation and technology that overcomes the underlying challenges of all stakeholders.

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June 09, 2020 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) announced the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) as a new affiliate member.

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June 09, 2020 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded 26 competitive research contracts with 23 small businesses to participate in Phase I of the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Each project will receive up to $150,000 from the DHS SBIR Program to conduct proof-of-concept research during a six-month period to address specific homeland security technology needs.

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