Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, June 10 2017

A Report from Dallas FirstNet/AT&T/SPOC Meeting and unfortunate activities from one vendor. This past week in Dallas was the fifth time the Single (State) Point Of Contacts (SPOCs) and their teams met with FirstNet and from most reports this was the best meeting yet. The number of both FirstNet and AT&T employees and contractors present was a measure of how important this event was to both of them. The reason, of course, was that this was the first SPOC gathering since AT&T became the official partner of FirstNet and the public safety community. Unfortunately, one vendor that was not chosen appears to have over-stepped the bounds of decorum while the SPOC event was underway. Read the entire Public Safety Advocate here Below is this week’s News Summary Courtesy of Discovery Patterns:

“All Things FirstNet” Launches to Provide Critical Information on Public Safety BroadbandPR Web via Google Alerts Jun  6 06:00 Implementing a nationwide public safety broadband network is paramount to protecting the citizens in our communities, said Seybold. All Things …

AT&T Accelerates FirstNet Opt-In Timeline For States Eager to ParticipateWireless Week via Google Alerts Jun  9 07:45 AT&T and FirstNet are slashing the opt-in timeline for the first responder network buildout, giving states eager to participate the ability to green light the …

FirstNet, AT&T drop ‘draft state plan’ term, announce process for early ‘opt-in’ decisionsUrgent Communications via Google Alerts Jun  8 19:05 Governors will have an opportunity to accept the FirstNet state plan for deploying a public-safety broadband network within the borders as soon as …

FCC chairman visits Iowa, discusses rural broadband accessSioux City Journal via Google Alerts Jun  8 05:35 … can start a business… you can get better educational opportunities for your kids, you can get better healthcare through telemedicine and telehealth, …

As states test waters, AT&T hopes to catch all with FirstNetDallas Business Journal via Google Alerts Jun  7 21:35 States have started exploring alternatives to the $40-billion nationwide first responder network in the works by AT&T, but the Dallas telco has no …

As states test waters, AT&T hopes to catch all with FirstNetxmlpush Jun  7 16:00 States have started exploring alternatives to the $40-billion nationwide first responder network in the works by AT&T, but the Dallas telco has no interest in letting them wiggle away. While state suitors push to make the opt-out process easier, AT&T (NYSE: T) is arguing to maintain standards it says are stringent for a reason, to protect the “enormously high stakes” of the issue at hand, according to a Federal Communication Commission filing. The opt…

LTE Band 28 (700 MHz) Operators and LTE Devices for B284G Mobile Broadband – blogger via Google Alerts Jun 10 06:35 LTE is used by the network providers in various frequency ranges. In the future, the area around 700 MHz(LTE Band 28) will be increasingly used.

FCC Releases Data Update on Broadband Mapping ToolHealthcare Informatics via Google Alerts Jun  9 12:55 As telehealth, telemedicine, and other cutting-edge mHealth initiatives gain momentum across the country, this …

FCC/Robert Wood Johnson Data Pinpoints Broadband Healthcare DisconnectsBroadcasting & Cable via Google Alerts Jun  9 10:55 “As telehealth, telemedicine, and other cutting-edge mHealth initiatives gain momentum across the country, this web-based mapping platform enables …

Global Narrowband Internet-of-Things (IoT) Chipset Market Industry Trends and ForecastDigital Journal via Google Alerts Jun  8 17:35 Global Narrowband Internet-of-Things (IoT) Chipset Market Industry Trends …

LEX F10 FirstNet SolutionMotorola Solutions via Google Alerts Jun  7 19:09 The LEX F10 is offered specifically for the FirstNet broadband network by Motorola Solutions: one of the FirstNet partners.

PCTEL Simplifies Narrow Band Public Safety Network TestingITbriefing.net via Google Alerts Jun  7 14:25 PCTEL’s narrow band public safety testing capabilities are also useful for design and coverage verification for Project 25 (P25) and TETRA networks …

AT&T Urges FCC to Adopt Strict FirstNet Opt-Out CriteriaInside Towers via Google Alerts Jun  7 00:45 AT&T is lobbying the FCC to authorize stringent standards for states that choose to opt-out of FirstNet in favor of building their own wireless broadband