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September 19, 2018 | Comments
The FCC granted a request from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) for a temporary waiver to permit amateur data transmissions at a higher symbol rate than is permitted by FCC’s rules to facilitate hurricane relief communications relating to Hurricane Florence.

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September 18, 2018 | Comments
Coverage, reliability and security are the top concerns for first responders for adopting commercial networks, according to an industry survey, and a market research executive said he doesn’t expect Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks to replace LMR for the next 10 to 15 years.

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September 18, 2018 | Comments
The Shelby County (Tennessee) Emergency Communications District implemented Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery to geocode and plot new addresses and developments into the 9-1-1 mapping systems.

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September 18, 2018 | Comments
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed a nationwide test of the emergency alert system (EAS) and wireless emergency alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3.

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September 18, 2018 | Comments
The 2018 Winter Institute will be held Oct. 22 – 26 at Disaster City on the campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas. This year’s programming will include the Winter Institute exercise, a public-safety broadband workshop and Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) grant recipient support.

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September 17, 2018 | Comments
Gwinnett County, Georgia, awarded Federal Engineering a contract to assist with the analysis, design and implementation of an advanced real-time crime center.

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September 17, 2018 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) a total of $39.4 million in federal homeland security grant funding for the prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery of emerging security threats throughout the state.

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September 17, 2018 | Comments
Two public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in North Carolina Sept. 16 have their 9-1-1 calls rerouted to another PSAP with location information following Hurricane Florence. Onslow County Communications and Pamlico County Communications were the two PSAPs according to the FCC’s Sept. 16 report based on data from its Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS).

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September 17, 2018 | Comments
Polaris Wireless executives met with FCC officials to discuss a CTIA report and cover letter that the company said “obscure Polaris Wireless’ success in achieving highly accurate Z-axis fixes.”

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September 17, 2018 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) submitted comments specific to the Spectrum Pipeline Act, which requires the FCC to provide an opportunity for public comment before submitting a report to Congress that analyzes the results of the 2015 3.5 GHz rule changes and proposals to identify additional spectrum between 6 and 57 GHz.

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