Articles in category: Public Saftey
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FCC announces effort to free up 195 MHz in the 5 GHz band for unlicensed use. FCC Press Release FCC plans to hold a Broadband Adoption and Usage Summit on February 7, 2013.(Read Full Article)
Qualcomm takes the lead in a US LTE public safety project to develop 4G radios that can communicate even if the network goes down.(Read Full Article)
The proceedings were knocked more than a little sideways by the raging storm that continues to pound the Northeast of the U.S. Some speakers, such as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai, had to deliver presentations via videoconferencing sessions after getting stuck without a flight to Chicago.(Read Full Article)
- IDG News Service - The body defining standards for a mobile LTE network serving police, fire departments and other public safety agencies across the U.S. has finished testing radio-access gear and will start interoperability testing of packet-core equipment on July 9. (Read Full Article)
Ten years after the 9/11 attacks on theWorld Trade Center, President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that contained, amongst other measures, language establishing and funding a new national public safety LTE network for first responders. Less well known, the new law incorporated "Covered Leasing Agreements" as an integral catalyst to spur and fund the new network operated by the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet. Produced under pressure as the ten year anniversary of the attacks came and went, the new law leaves many questions, not the least of which is: Is the U.S. government the new mobile broadband wholesale network in town?
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