Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, June 1, 2017

June 2017 is an important month for Public Safety communications. In the United States we have the Single (State) Point of Contact (SPOC) meeting in Texas where FirstNet, AT&T, and the SPOCs and their teams will gather. Then we have the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) meeting that is billed as the 2017 Public Safety Stakeholder meeting. In France, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will hold a PTT over LTE plug-test. Each of these significant events and meetings will move us closer to the reality of the FirstNet network deployment. Read on here Allthingsfirstnet

One item that did not make it onto the news listing this week but is very important for public safety. This appeared in Mission Critical and public safety needs to pay close attention to this since the LMCC has filed objections because the satellite industry wants to get 460-470 MHz approved as a Satellite Downlink world-wide. This would elevate satellite downlinks to the status of primary license holder and result in public safety having to worry about interference in one of the most important Land Mobile Radio bands that public safety uses nationwide. The article is here: Mission Critical Magazine The rest of the news for the week is below:

FirstNet draft state plans expected to be delivered around June 19, AT&T exec saysUrgent Communications via Google Alerts Jun  1 12:40 FirstNet plans to deliver draft state plans depicting the public-safety LTE deployment plans for each U.S. state and territory as part of contractor …

Massachusetts Seeks Proposals for Potential RAN Alternative to FirstNet’s National Public Safety …ExecutiveBiz via Google Alerts May 30 12:20 … such plans to states and U.S. territories under a public-private partnership to launch a national public safety broadband network for first responders.

To kill net neutrality rules, FCC says broadband isn’t “telecommunications”ArsTechnica: Infinite Loop Jun  1 15:09 Bad news for Title II: Courts have let FCC define broadband however it wishes.

Supporting our Public Safety HeroesFederal Communications Commission Jun  1 15:08 June 1, 2017 – 2:00 pm Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman You may never need them, but if you do, they’ll be there. It’s that bedrock promise of…

mobile broadbandNexTV News via Google Alerts Jun  1 13:25 Gired, the group in charge of implementing DTT in Brazil, approved the start of operations of the mobile broadband service in the 700 MHz band in …

Thursday 1st June 2017TradeBriefs via Google Alerts Jun  1 10:30 Huawei in talks with top Indian telcos for narrow-band IoT technology deploymentThe technology rollout will involve a simple software upgrade to …

AHA: FCC Should Expand Telehealth, Broadband to Rural RegionsmHealthIntelligence.com via Google Alerts Jun  1 10:10 Along with telehealth, AHA says that the RHC program should allow remote patient monitoring as a necessary expense under the program. Improved …

ISP-Loyal Marsha Blackburn Pushing New Broadband Privacy Law, But It’s A Hollow PR Show Pony With No Chance Of PassingTechdirt Corporate Intelligence May 31 15:05 You might recall that Tennessee Representative Marsha Blackburn recently played a starring role in gutting FCC consumer broadband privacy protections using the Congressional Review Act. It was one of the more bare-knuckled examples of pay to play government in recent memory, and many of the straight GOP-line voters have been getting an earful from their constituents back home. Utterly unmoved, most of those lawmakers have quickly shifted on their heels and are now busy…

Filing Urges Changes to USF Funded FCC Rural Healthcare-Broadband ProgramsTelecompetitor via Google Alerts May 30 20:31 The number of FCC rural healthcare funding requests from healthcare …

The FCC plan to kill net neutralityDiginomica via Google Alerts May 30 15:10 The FCC new final proposal, released May 27, would kill the public utility classification and reclassify broadband Internet access service as an …

New proposal aims to reduce cellular dead zones in Eastern OntarioMobileSyrup via Google Alerts May 29 21:45 … provincial government on cell expansion, which also includes a dedicated public safety broadband network to connect first responders in the region.

UNIVERSAL NARROWBAND FM RECEIVER INTEGRATED CIRCUITdatasheetwiki.com via Google Alerts May 29 09:55 MC13110A datasheet, MC13110A, MC13110A , PDF , , Motorola – UNIVERSAL NARROWBAND FM RECEIVER …

Q&A with former FCC chair Tom WheelerGlobal Telecoms Business via Google Alerts May 27 04:45 We focused on four areas; (1) Access – including spectrum (AWS-3 auction, broadcast incentive auction, opening up 5G spectrum), broadband …

AMIA Tells FCC Broadband Access Among Social Determinants of HealthHealthcare Informatics May 25 09:18 Nation’s Informatics Experts Encouraged by FCC Focus on Broadband-Enabled Health Solutions, Urges Collaboration in Promoting National Health Infrastructure