FirstNet Chair Sue Swenson Delivers Keynote at 2018 PSCR Stakeholder Meeting

Remarks by Sue Swenson, FirstNet Chair

Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 5, 2018

Good morning everyone and welcome to America’s Finest City and the 2018 PSCR Conference.

We have spent so many years talking about what seemed to be the elusive nationwide public safety broadband network. It is thrilling this year that FirstNet is finally here and first responders are using its capability with great satisfaction.

I am so pleased to see what is happening in the world for first responders. The reality of a nationwide public safety broadband network has created a marketplace to develop solutions that will help save lives and make the work of public safety more efficient.

And we’re going to hear a lot about those solutions this week. By now you can see that this going to be a week full of great information on several areas of technology that can ultimately take advantage of the FirstNet broadband network. We’re going to hear a lot in key areas of interest:

  1. Public Safety Mission Critical Voice
  2. Location Based Services
  3. LMR to LTE
  4. Public Safety Analytics
  5. User Interface/User Experience
  6. Resilient systems and
  7. Security

And these solutions are focused on what has become the 5th network in the United States. Public safety now truly has its very own network with FirstNet!




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