Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate February 1, 2014

The news is light this week again. One item that did not show up in the news scans this week was my Public Safety Advocate article entitled “Why the Rush to Voice over LTE” I have received more positive comments on this article than I have ever received. It appears as if my comments and thoughts are shared by many within the First Responder community. Thanks to all who took the time to send me comments. The article can be found here:

Have a great week-end.


Case Study: Michigan Public Safety Communications Stystem … via Google Alerts
Jan 31 07:55 Submitted by the APCO Broadband Committee …

FCC moves toward IP transition of phone networksPC Advisor via Google Alerts
Jan 30 21:55 Mobile broadband providers see the TV band as some of the best spectrum for delivering long-range, high-speed mobile service. Grant Gross covers

Access and Public Safety: Enduring Elements of the Public … – via Google Alerts
Jan 31 22:56 Federal Communications Commission …

mmtc supports fcc’s movement on ip transition, public safety … via Google Alerts
Jan 31 07:55 … D.C. (January 30, 2014): Today the Federal Communications Commission, …

Online petition for Net Neutrality gets million signaturesNewstrack India via Google Alerts
Jan 31 04:56 Free Press called on the FCC to reclassify broadband connections as ‘telecommunications services’ that would allow it to pass robust net neutrality

CTIA-The Wireless Association® on the FCC’s Adoption of a Policy …Sacramento Bee via Google Alerts
Jan 30 19:56 … and deploy text-to-911 communications capabilities to requesting public safety answering points demonstrates the wireless industry’s commitment to

14 People Receive 2012 APCO International Public Safety … via Google Alerts
Jan 29 21:56 Daytona Beach, FL—April 25, 2012— Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has announced the recipients of the

FirstNet board outlines state, local, tribal outreachFierce Mobile Government via Google Alerts
Jan 29 12:57 The network will provide coverage to public safety in every state and territory, bringing public safety-grade standards. But first, it must build and

Teachers need to be trained as first respondersABQ Journal via Google Alerts
Jan 29 09:56 But, since parents have given that first responder role to teachers, we hope teachers will act with courage in the future, like Masterson did, although we

Public Safety Mobile Application Security Requirements Workshop … via Google Alerts
Jan 28 21:56 APCO, in collaboration with FirstNet and the Department of Commerce, is hosting a first-of-its-kind Public Safety Mobile Application Security

Event Description – Association of Public Safety … – via Google Alerts
Jan 27 21:56 APCO committees examine key industry topics like homeland security, call center standards, and frequency