The First Responder Network Authority moved further along with planning for the LTE-based nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) by issuing a request for information (RFI) on application platforms. However, FirstNet also put an end to negotiations with several public-safety entities hoping to lease its spectrum for public-safety networks within their jurisdictions.
A year ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall just south of New York City. The destructive impact of this superstorm affected wireline networks across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and changed the way communications service providers prepare for and deal with disasters and other potential causes of large-scale outages. But have providers like Verizon, tw telecom and others done enough to keep customers connected?
The Special Review Committee investigating the board of First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) may find itself relieved of its duties with further investigation being turned over to the Commerce Department's Office of the Inspector General.
The FCC on Monday delayed by eight days the start of the auction of 1900 MHz PCS H Block following the 16-day government shutdown this month, which disrupted the agency's operations.
The Special Review Committee investigating the First Responder Network Authority issued its initial report, finding that FirstNet board members broke no laws and have complied with statutory requirements for development of the nationwide public safety broadband network. Nonetheless, the board chairman acknowledged FirstNet could stand to improve its processes.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) is not happy with some of Motorola Solutions' alleged lobbying tactics, which he contends are aimed at undermining the First Responder Network Authority and its efforts to craft the nationwide public safety broadband network.
Listeners who called into a Sept. 12 teleconference hoping to get the inside scoop on findings of a committee investigating the practices of the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) were disappointed as committee head Wellington Webb revealed that results of the review are still not ready and will not be presented to the FirstNet board until next week. The board is expected to make the results public.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) posted its answers to questions received from potential respondents to 10 Requests for Information issued earlier this month regarding the radio access network and core network for the nationwide public safety broadband network being planned.
VoLTE must be viewed as a critical component of the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) that will be designed and built out by the First Responders Network Authority. If you don't believe me, just ask LA-RICS.
The board of the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) declared an impasse at its Tuesday meeting regarding Band 14 spectrum-lease agreements with three of the seven original jurisdictions that received grants under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).