Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, May 16, 2017

 Changes Coming To My Readers Please note that there will be no Public Safety Advocate this week (5/18/2017). I will be traveling to the Dayton HamVention amateur radio conference as I have for countless years. The Public Safety Advocate will resume with a post on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Meanwhile, I want to let you know that the next issue will be coming to you from a new site. I am excited about being a part of this new site that will formally launch soon. It will not only include my Public Safety Advocate, it will be a true resource for what is happening in the world of Public Safety communications. While FirstNet and all things related will be the primary subject of the new site, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) will be featured as well since it is a vital part of the Public Safety communications arsenal. I will be back next week with my next Public Safety Advocate coming to you from the new site. Andrew M. Seybold The News Follows:

FirstNet Update: First month of partnership yields significant progressPetrilla News via Google Alerts May 10 00:05 The State Plans will include how FirstNet’s Radio Access Network (RAN) is to be built, including planned phases of deployment, network policies, and …

Wisconsin expected to become sixth state to issue public-safety RFPUrgent Communications via Google Alerts May 12 00:10 … build and maintain a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), if the governor decides to pursue the FirstNet ‘opt-out’ alternative later …

North Texas first responders get a first look at the next generation of high tech drones.CBS DFW via Google Alerts May 11 00:10 Drones Will Soon Help First RespondersNorth Texas first responders get a first look at the next generation of high tech drones. Critics Call House Bill …

Public Safety Advocate: The Politics of Opting In (or Out)Andrew Seybold, Inc May  9 18:00 Thu May 4 12:12:02 2017 As my readers know by now, I am pro-opt-in for the FirstNet/AT&T network. I believe it makes the most sense […]

BRIEF-AT&T sees significant investment to upgrade, maintain Texas’ FirstNet network over next 25 …Reuters via Google Alerts May  9 11:15 … * Expect to add 2 million locations in 2017, and plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019. Source text for Eikon: Further company …

Geeks Without Frontiers to Advise on Acceleration of National Broadband DeploymentInternet Wire May 16 14:30 WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – May 16, 2017) –  Geeks Without Frontiers (GEEKS) announced today that founder, Michael Potter, has been appointed to a working group of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), a new body focused on accelerating the deployment of broadband Internet access. Potter will be focused on the working group tasked with developing model state and municipal codes.

Rapid progress: World’s first countrywide rollout of innovative NarrowBand IoT technology …Deutsche Telekom via Google Alerts May 16 12:00 Deutsche Telekom Group’s subsidiary T-Mobile Netherlands is the first operator in the world to offer nationwide coverage for the global standardized …

Research details developments in the Global narrowband IoT market forecast to 2022WhaTech via Google Alerts May 16 11:30 The Global Narrowband IoT Market Research Report Forecast 2017-2020 is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the …

A new report says that broadband investment actually rose after net neutrality regulationTech Insider May 15 13:30 Despite what you hear from critics of the current net neutrality rules, when it comes their effect on how much broadband providers are investing in their networks, the sky doesn’t seem to be falling. That’s the word Monday from Free Press, a consumer advocacy group. In a new report, the group took a look at investments made by the publicly traded broadband companies before and after the Federal Communications Commission put in place its…

AT&T Wins FirstNet Network ContractSOCNET via Google Alerts May 15 00:40 I am currently a Verizon customer. One of the main reasons that I have it is because it seems to have the best coverage across the entire United States.

Online pdf:Power Line Communications: Theory And Applications For Narrowband And Broadband …hycizuvu.ru via Google Alerts May 13 13:40 Applications for Narrowband and Broadband Communications over Power Lines,. Software-Defined Radio for Power Line. Communication Research …

Municipal Broadband Providers Back FCC’s Title II ReversalBroadcasting & Cable via Google Alerts May 12 19:10 “Nineteen non-profit, government-owned Internet service providers expressed their support for my proposal to end utility-style regulation of ISPs based …

Sprint sues government over elimination of broadband price capsArsTechnica: Infinite Loop May 12 07:01 Business Internet price caps were removed by FCC despite lack of competition.

Vodacom Launches first live NarrowBand IoT Network in AfricaPressReleasePoint via Google Alerts May 11 14:40 Vodacom, in partnership with Huawei, have successfully completed the launch of Africa’s first live NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) site which is fully …

FCC Seeks Input on Broadband Expansion for mHealth, TelehealthmHealthIntelligence.com via Google Alerts May 11 14:20 Broadband connectivity and access to high-speed Internet services are often listed as barriers to the advancement of telehealth, particularly in remote …

Cambium Networks Expands ‘Connecting the Unconnected’ Strategy to Eastern EuropeMENAFN.COM via Google Alerts May 11 03:50 The range of solutions also includes cnReach, Cambium Networks’ narrow-band product portfolio for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with …

Hytera to Officially Launch LTE-PMR Convergence Solution at CCW2017Business Wire via Google Alerts May 11 03:50 Hytera LTE-PMR convergence solution comprises cutting-edge Multi-mode Advanced Radio, narrowband-broadband convergent infrastructure and …

USF to Establish National Public Safety Broadband NetworkGovernment of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service via Google Alerts May 10 12:15 The Universal Service Fund (USF) is establishing a National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), which will allow government entities to link …

FCC Launches Efforts to Foster Wireline Broadband DeploymentJD Supra via Google Alerts May  9 21:15 The NPRM also seeks comment on ways to make the process of gaining access to utility conduits more transparent, including information about …

‘GoFCCyourself!’ John Oliver’s Net Neutrality Rant Just Crashed Trump’s FCC Website (VIDEO)The Ring of Fire Network via Google Alerts May  9 15:15 Without it, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and other broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) can slow down our connections when we go to sites or use …

FCC Launches Efforts to Foster Wireline Broadband DeploymentLexology via Google Alerts May  9 07:15 The docket consists of three interrelated parts: a Notice of Proposed …