The National 911 Program and NASNA teamed up to create a guide to help authorities better understand how to use NG911 and FirstNet.
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Kansas is transforming public safety communications by opting in to FirstNet. Today, Governor Sam Brownback announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.
The State of Arizona is opting into FirstNet. With this decision, FirstNet and AT&T* will deliver a specialized wireless broadband network to Arizona’s public safety community. This makes Arizona the 13th state or territory in the country to bring first responders advanced technologies that will help them save lives and protect communities.
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., P25 specialist for JVCKENWOOD Corporation, will introduce its latest innovations in public safety technology at the 2017 APCO International’s annual conference inDenver on August 13-16 in booth #1315:
I was having a conversation the other day where an associate was telling me about a conversation with a state official and was asked “tell me why I need FirstNet in ten words or less?” I jumped in and said well I can do it in four words. He asked how. I said “It will save lives”.
The Pulse nightclub shooting showed how critical inter-departmental coordination is in responding to cross jurisdictional situations — where firefighters, EMS and police must all communicate.
FirstNet is the long overdue result of the communications barrier first responders experienced on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the attacks, Congress observed — as we all did — that public safety needed a network dedicated to their communications. This need continues today.
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Sonim Technologies, the global leader in mission critical LTE-based handsets for public safety, is teaming up with more than a dozen technology leaders at the APCO Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Aug. 13-16
The National Sheriffs’ Association has long been a leading advocate for this network. Sheriffs from around the country joined together and linked up with leaders from the fire service and EMS communities to fight for the creation of FirstNet. We now have chance to turn this vision into reality by encouraging our states to join the FirstNet Network.
During an appearance this morning at an investor event, AT&T’s CFO pointed out that FirstNet’s pre-emption requirements for public safety users present “a challenge with the net neutrality process because you are giving prioritized service to police, firefighters.”
AT&T may have been awarded the FirstNet build contract, but rival U.S. wireless carrier Verizon said it plans to continue offering public safety solutions to states regardless of their opt-in status.
“As wildfires across the state impact our communities and our hometowns, it’s critical that we support the efforts of the men and women protecting Montana…
With FirstNet’s historic announcement of its selection of AT&T as its partner, we are about to achieve the promise of a state-of-the-art, nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.
As the initial comment period for state plans closes, the coordinating agency’s president reflects on what’s happened so far and what’s next. TJ Kennedy wasn’t…