Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, January 3, 2014


I trust that 2014 will be a great year for Public Safety and Communications. The first auctions for more spectrum will start this month, FirstNet will continue to make progress and I am hopeful that we will all gain a better understanding of the network architecture, partners, and implementation schedules. I know that those working for FirstNet are truly committed to making 2014 a banner year for moving forward and one which will set the stage for all future work.

Again a lite news week but I expect the first full week of 2014 to bring us a lot more news so stay tuned!

2014: FirstNet Deadlines ComingEmergency Management via Google Alerts
Dec 31 20:56 FirstNet is a totally new public safety/first responder digital communications network. While voice is the emphasis of the article for interoperability the

Politics of Broadband Internet ServiceSonoma County Gazette via Google Alerts
Jan  3 03:56 There is a monumental battle currently being waged between Verizon and the FCC in the U.S Court of Appeals in Washington DC. At stake is whether

UC’s top stories of 2013 (Part 2)Urgent Communications via Google Alerts
Jan  2 17:56 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet …

View Blogs – Association of Public Safety Communications OfficialsGoogle Alerts
Jan  2 08:56 NM Department of Public Safety Trains DPS Instructors to Teach APCO PST I as Base Currcilum @ Academy. It seems that the opportunities abound

Funds available for local respondersCitizen Standard via Google Alerts
Jan  2 07:56 The deadline set by the Federal Communications Commission for the narrowband systems to be operating was Dec. 31, 2013 but the county was able

Public Safety Bureau Weekly Market-Based Accepted for … – FCCGoogle Alerts
Jan  1 17:58 Federal Communications Commission. The FCC · Leadership …

Broadband Committee Goes Public | Public Safety CommunicationsGoogle Alerts
Jan  1 00:55 The APCO Broadband Committee was created in 2010 to help the …

How to bring flexibility and interoperability to public-safety …Urgent Communications via Google Alerts
Dec 31 10:56 When the nationwide broadband communications network being built by FirstNet finally becomes reality, all kinds of public-safety and first-response

Local legislators seek to clarify how Obamacare would affect …Montgomery Newspapers via Google Alerts
Dec 30 06:55 Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who is also spearheading the act, “in most cases, volunteer first responders maintain other full-time employment and choose to

Dramatic Video Shows Witnesses Act as First Responders Following … via Google Alerts
Jan  2 23:55 After a nasty hit-and-run crash on New Year’s Day, witnesses sprang into action when they noticed crash victims — including a 5-month-old boy