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April 24, 2017 |  Comments
To help pay for a needed emergency communications network upgrade and address other challenges, public-safety officials in Utah worked with legislators on a bill that overhauled the state’s funding model and restructured its governance board.

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April 17, 2017 |  Comments
Public-safety 700 MHz narrowband licensees are working to relocate their licenses from band 14 to other 700 MHz spectrum by end-August to make way for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) broadband network.

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April 11, 2017 |  Comments
9-1-1 industry officials said they need help from Congress to ensure a timely transition to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technology during a House communications and technology subcommittee hearing March 29.

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April 04, 2017 |  Comments
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims released a redacted version of Judge Elaine D. Kaplan's decision in Rivada Mercury's pre-award protest of the First Responder Network Authority's (FirstNet) contract award process, offering insights into the award process and the reasoning behind the judge's decision against the protest.

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March 30, 2017 |  Comments
The Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) signed a 25-year contract with AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network for America’s first responders. The contract follows decades of work by public safety to secure spectrum and the creation of FirstNet through the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

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March 28, 2017 |  Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board passed a resolution Tuesday giving FirstNet CEO Mike Poth the authority to finalize the contract for a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). During the meeting, Poth said he would work to finalize the contract within the week.

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March 27, 2017 |  Comments
As the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board prepares to take its next steps in creating a nationwide data network for public safety, board members are opening the door to endless ideas and solutions that will promote public-safety communications.

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March 23, 2017 |  Comments
Hytera Communications said it is “ready to respond vigorously to Motorola Solutions’ allegations” and is fully confident that Hytera will be vindicated in U.S. federal court, one week after Motorola filed complaints in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Hytera for allegedly infringing Motorola patents and stealing trade secrets.

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March 17, 2017 |  Comments
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled in favor of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in the protest action. The FirstNet board will hold a special meeting to determine next steps.

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March 14, 2017 |  Comments
Motorola Solutions filed complaints in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Hytera Communications of Shenzhen, China, for allegedly infringing its patents and stealing trade secrets. Motorola Solutions is seeking to stop Hytera’s sales and import of the infringing products into the United States.

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March 13, 2017 |  Comments
The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) set up a UHF T-band task force in December. The task force is examining all the issues surrounding the T-band and expects to have a plan to move forward in LMCC within the next several months.

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March 13, 2017 |  Comments
A new U.S. president has been in office about a month and a half. The Washington political scene has changed dramatically, and how those changes will affect the mission-critical communications industry is still playing out.

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March 07, 2017 |  Comments
The state of Colorado plans to release a public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) request for proposals (RFP) in late March or early April. The RFP will help identify the details of a First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) opt-out scenario for the state so Colorado’s decision-makers have all necessary information

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February 28, 2017 |  Comments
Addressing nonstandard encryption and its negative effects on public-safety interoperability is a top task for the Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP), according to the chairman of the CAP advisory panel (AP) and a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official.

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February 21, 2017 |  Comments
Rolling out a nationwide public-safety broadband network is difficult and uncharted territory. The three countries that are likely the furthest along in developing Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks for public-safety agencies have one thing in common — they are delayed.

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May 2017

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Webinar: Are You Prepared for FirstNet? Learn How Agencies Use Band 14 Today

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June 2017

12 - 14
PSCR Public-Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
San Antonio
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