First Responder News Summary by Charles Bryson

First Responder News Summary
All information compiled by Charles Bryson as a public service of RCC Consultants
June 20, 2014

1. For public safety personnel interested in issues related to broadband, please check the RCC blog for new and past posts each week, and add your comments to the discussion.

2. STATE OF FLORIDA. Denied a request for a waiver of the freeze on intercategory sharing to license two Business/Industrial/Land Transportation (B/ILT) channel frequencies in the Eustis, Florida area. Action by: Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Adopted: 06/20/2014 by MO&O. (DA No. 14-850). PSHSB

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-850A1.doc
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-850A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-850A1.txt

3. STATE OF MAINE – MSCOMMNET PROJECT. Granted State of Maine a waiver of need to obtain concurrence from third parties under Sections 90.35(b)(2)(ii) and 90.187(d). Action by: Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Adopted: 06/20/2014 by ORDER. (DA No. 14-848). PSHSB

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-848A1.docx
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-848A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-848A1.txt

4. FCC PLANS $34.9 MILLION FINE AGAINST CHINESE ONLINE RETAILER OF SIGNAL JAMMING DEVICES. Warns U.S. Consumers that Importing and/or Operating a Signal Jammer is Unlawful. News Release. News Media Contact: Mark Wigfield at (202) 418-0253, email: Mark.Wigfield@fcc.gov EB

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-327716A1.docx
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-327716A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-327716A1.txt

5. CITY OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, LICENSEE OF PUBLIC SAFETY LAND MOBILE STATION CALL SIGN WQLR527. Waived sua sponte, that the requirement in the Fifth Report and Order for the City of Brownsville, TX to submit notification of intent to upgrade contemporaneously with the cost estimate for rebanding its system. (Dkt No. 02-55 ). Action by: Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Adopted: 06/18/2014 by ORDER. (DA No. 14-837). PSHSB

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-837A1.docx
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-837A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-837A1.txt

6. CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCE REVISED AGENDA FOR WORKSHOP ON “PREVENTION OF MOBILE DEVICE THEFT”. (DA No. 14-834). WTB CGB . Contact: Roger Goldblatt at (202) 418-1035, email: Roger.Goldblatt@fcc.gov

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-834A1.doc
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-834A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-834A1.txt

7. REMINDER TO STATES AND INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES PROVIDERS THAT THE ANNUAL SUMMARY OF CONSUMER COMPLAINTS IS DUE JULY 1, 2014; REMINDER OF ONGOING OBLIGATION TO REPORT CONTACT INFORMATION AND SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES IN TRS PROGRAMS. (DA No. 14-831). (Dkt No 03-123 ). CGB . Contact: Dana Wilson at (202) 418-2247, email: Dana.Wilson@fcc.gov

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-831A1.doc
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-831A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-831A1.txt

8. COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INMATE CALLING SERVICES DATA DUE DATE. (DA No. 14-829). (Dkt No 12-375 ). WCB . Contact: Lynne Engledow at (202) 418-1520, email: Lynne.Engledow@fcc.gov or Don Sussman at (202) 418-1520, email: Don.Sussman@fcc.gov

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-829A1.docx
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-829A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-829A1.txt

9. BELINGTON EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUAD. Dismissed Belington’s Petition as moot. Action by: Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Adopted: 06/16/2014 by ORDER. (DA No. 14-820). PSHSB

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-820A1.docx
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-820A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-820A1.txt

10. FCC’S OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL BUREAU, PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU, AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCE AGENDA FOR WORKSHOP ON GPS PROTECTION AND RECEIVER PERFORMANCE. (DA No. 14-814). IB PSHSB WTB OET . Contact: Michael Ha at (202) 418-2099, email: Michael.Ha@fcc.gov https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-814A1.docx

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-814A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-814A1.txt

11. In the news:
FirstNet seeking LTE network director <http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/firstnet-seeking-lte-network-director-some-states-dawdle-planning/2014-06-18#ixzz35C6u1ZfK&gt;
FCC Issues More Tower Violation Fines <http://www.aglmediagroup.com/fcc-issues-more-tower-violations/&gt;
Poor Indoor Radio Signal Levels Place 1st Responders and Public At Risk <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/poor-indoor-public-safety-radio-signal-levels-place-first-responders-and-public-at-risk-2014-06-18&gt;
SF Won’t Be Upgrading Ancient Public Safety Radio System Until 2018 <http://sfist.com/2014/06/17/sf_wont_be_upgrading_ancient_public.php&gt;
Are smartphones the best medicine? <http://thehill.com/policy/technology/209534-are-smartphones-the-best-medicine&gt;
MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals <http://gigaom.com/2014/06/13/mit-can-now-track-a-heart-rate-through-a-wall-with-wi-fi-signals/&gt;
Cross latest attempt at stealth cellphone towers <http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-06-13/cross-latest-attempt-at-stealth-cellphone-towers&gt;
Agency Aims to Regulate Map Aids in Vehicles <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/business/agency-aims-to-regulate-map-aids-in-vehicles.html?_r=0&gt;
Sprint Promises 180Mbit/s ‘Peaks’ in 2015 <http://www.lightreading.com/mobile/4g-lte/sprint-promises-180-mbit-s-peaks-in-2015/d/d-id/709518&gt;
FCC pushes companies on phone theft <http://thehill.com/policy/technology/210009-fcc-pushes-companies-on-phone-theft&gt;
Crime Data Shows iPhone ‘Kill Switch’ Cuts Thefts <http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2014/06/crime-data-shows-iphone-kill-switch-cuts-thefts?et_cid=4005167&et_rid=54129357&location=top&gt;
Researchers embed transparent sensors in Corning Gorilla Glass <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2365360/researchers-embed-transparent-sensors-in-corning-gorilla-glass.html&gt;