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October 01, 2014 | Comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sent an information package titled “Incentive Auction Opportunities For Broadcasters” to the owners of all full-power and Class A broadcast stations that Congress determined to be eligible to participate in the incentive auction. The information package was prepared for the FCC by the investment firm Greenhill and Co. and is designed to assist broadcasters in their analysis of the opportunities afforded by the incentive auction.

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September 16, 2014 | Comments
Following are comments we’ve received from readers about recent online and print news and articles.

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September 16, 2014 | Comments
Pacific DataVision (PDV), a company led by former Nextel executives including Morgan O’Brien, acquired all of Sprint’s 900 MHz spectrum licenses — about 6 megahertz nationwide. PDV will use the spectrum to launch a nationwide push-to-talk (PTT) network in initial markets by first quarter 2015.

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September 16, 2014 | Comments
Tait Communications acquired long-time Brazilian partner SGM Telecomunicações. São Paolo-based SGM will become the regional hub for the company's Latin American operations, joining Houston, Texas, Brisbane and Vienna as major overseas offices.

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September 15, 2014 | Comments
A recent survey of U.K. emergency services professionals in the police and paramedic services showed strong approval of the use of body-worn video cameras. Most respondents said the technology offers tangible benefits both to users and to the public.

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September 11, 2014 | Comments
Canadian National Railway Co. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5.25 million to resolve an FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation into the company’s acquisition and operation of hundreds of wireless radio facilities in the United States without prior FCC approval.

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September 05, 2014 | Comments
Five of the 12 First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce have been replaced, including both of the public-safety officials who had served on the board since its inception in 2012. Ed Reynolds was the only former board member up for reappointment who was reappointed.

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September 05, 2014 | Comments
All five sites that serve the public-safety communications network in Napa County survived the earthquake that struck South Napa, California, Aug. 24.

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September 02, 2014 | Comments
Work is underway on mission-critical voice for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard in Release 13, set for finalization in the third quarter of 2016. In addition, the freeze for LTE Release 12, which includes several public-safety features, could be delayed to the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.

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August 26, 2014 | Comments
A new survey of more than 1,000 consumers found broad public expectations that wireless callers can be found by emergency responders if they dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. The survey was sponsored by the Find Me 911 Coalition.

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