FirstNet Coverage: Making Sure There Is Common Ground

Recently I was sent an article dated July 18, 2017, apparently written by someone with access to the FirstNet Portal for Pennsylvania. The paper was attached to the testimony for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology authored by LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., Chairman of U.S. Cellular Corporation. I was asked to review this paper because there were questions about points made by the author and what the author believes public safety was promised.

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location, The measurements needed to meet the FCC rules will, over time, require the network operator to be able to provide emergency call accuracy within 50 meters (150…