Public Safety Advocate: Week of September 20, 2013

First Appeared: Fri Sep 20 11:35:23 2013
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Good Morning-light news week but interesting articles regarding the push to require phones to be unlocked so that customers can move from one network to another. However those pushing for this do not seem to understand that different networks are using different technologies so not all phones will be able to be moved from one network to another.

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FirstNet Holds First Official Meeting with Public-Safety Advisory …Google Alerts
Sep 18 00:56 FirstNet Holds First Official Meeting with Public-Safety Advisory Committee …

FCC plans auction to fund via Google Alerts
Sep 16 23:56 “The FirstNet network will enable first responders across agencies to communicate more effectively and will deliver cutting edge public safety applications over

Russia to study 700 MHz band for mobile broadbandTelecompaper via Google Alerts
Sep 16 14:56 Russia to study 700 MHz band for mobile broadband. Monday 16 September 2013 | 17:37 CET | News. The 694-790 MHz spectrum band should be released for

Boxer and Feinstein Push FCC for Reliable Location Data of … via Google Alerts
Sep 16 14:56 It is a growing problem among the public safety community nationwide. …

Blog Viewer – Association of Public Safety Communications OfficialsGoogle Alerts
Sep 20 02:56 Contact Author. NM DPS – making the switch to APCO! The current public safety telecommunicator basic academy being conducted @ the Southeastern New

CTIA Statement In Response to the NTIA’s Petition to the FCC on Unlocked Mobile DevicesWireless Developer Network
Sep 19 12:09 CTIA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann said: “While we have not yet reviewed NTIA’s petition on cellphone unlocking filed today, CTIA welcomes the opportunity to work with the Administration and the FCC …”

White House Petitions FCC for Unlocking RightsDailyWireless
Sep 18 15:18 The White House filed a petition with the FCC on Tuesday asking that all wireless carriers be required to unlock all mobile devices so that users can easily switch between carriers, reports the Washington Post. Filed by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the proposal comes after the Obama administration threw its support […]

Press Release For NTIA FilingForbes via Google Alerts
Sep 18 14:57 … the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today formally petitioned the Federal Communications

NCTA, ACA Rate FCC E-Rate ProposalBroadcasting & Cable
Sep 18 14:04 Offer their take on how to boost broadband to schools and…

FCC to auction 10 MHz in H block for mobile broadband useFierceMobileIT via Google Alerts
Sep 16 11:55 First, it will help deliver bandwidth-intensive mobile services and applications. Second, the proceeds of the auction will provide much-needed revenue for the

Dish: Lower 700MHz Power Ups SpeculationDailyWireless
Sep 14 08:31 Dish Network filed a new proposal (FCC filing) this week that the company said would allow it to deploy an LTE network across its 700 MHz E Block and AWS-4 spectrum holdings, reports Fierce Wireless. Dish is asking the FCC to set a new buildout deadline on its 700 MHz spectrum that would require the […]

Brazilian army, Motorola extend LTE tests until Dec 2014Telecompaper via Google Alerts
Sep 13 16:55 Motorola Solutions said that the Brazilian Army intends to extend their LTE tests in the 700 MHz band until December 2014 in order to prepare an operational

Appeals court skeptical of FCC’s Internet access rulesWashington Post via Google Alerts
Sep 13 14:56 The net-neutrality rules, which were developed as broadband exploded in …

Administration pressures FCC to allow cellphone unlockingThe Hill via Google Alerts
Sep 18 06:56 The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) filed a petition with the FCC that argues consumers should be able to unlock their

NTIA Petitions FCC to Mandate that Carriers Unlock Phones (Phone …Google Alerts
Sep 18 00:56 The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today filed a formal petition with the Federal Communications Commission regarding

FCC to auction H block spectrum in 2014Computerworld via Google Alerts
Sep 16 07:56 … board building a nationwide broadband network for public safety agencies. …

Dept. of Commerce takes tiny step towards restoring right to unlock …Ars Technica via Google Alerts
Sep 18 06:56 On Tuesday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) submitted a formal application to the Federal Communications

Obama administration calls on FCC to enforce free phone unlockingThe Verge via Google Alerts
Sep 18 14:57 At the Obama administration’s direction, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has petitioned the FCC with suggested rules to

Verizon Fights FCC Web Rules – Law.comGoogle Alerts
Sep 14 13:56 Federal communications regulators stand poised to suffer defeat — for the second time — in the government’s effort to impose rules that address how broadband