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Parallel Wireless and partners put public safety LTE network to the test during Super Bowl 50

Thanks to a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) from the FCC and support from FirstNet, HetNet provider Parallel Wireless and its partners set up an LTE network for public safety to use during yesterday's Super Bowl. And it was all arranged with only about 20 days notice.

AT&T equips Louisiana with Ethernet service to extend broadband to rural schools, hospitals

AT&T is giving Louisiana rural schools, hospitals and public safety a larger pipe to communicate by providing the state with its Switched Ethernet service.

Rivada: Carriers are not the only potential bidders for FirstNet

While a lot of speculation has centered on which wireless operators will participate in FirstNet's bidding process, Rivada Networks wants to remind everyone that it's in the running as well.

Motorola, Intel see FirstNet's final RFP as major milestone

From Motorola Solutions to Intel, company executives have been busy perusing the hefty Request for Proposals (RFP) that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released last week for the deployment of a dedicated broadband network for public safety.

LA-RICS declares success testing public safety network

The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS) declared that its emergency data communications system passed its first big test during the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena.

Carriers warn FCC not to move too hastily in expanding emergency alerts

U.S. carriers say they support the FCC's effort to expand its emergency wireless alert (EWA) system, but they're urging the agency not to make any hasty moves.

FirstNet releases final RFP for deployment of public safety broadband network

After more than a year of dialogue with public safety and industry, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.

AT&T's desire to bid on FirstNet could pique Verizon's interest

FirstNet's RFP is expected to be released this week as more potential bidders are emerging. Popular belief is that at least one Tier 1 wireless carrier will be involved, and the "conspiracy" theorists like Jonathan Schildkraut at Evercore ISI think Verizon is a good candidate, in part due to its existing spectrum position in 700 MHz, its reputation for network quality and the relationship it has been building with rural partners for LTE buildouts.

Feds close investigation into Jeep radio vulnerabilities

U.S. safety regulators have determined that only Fiat-Chrysler radios have a security flaw that allowed hackers to take control of a Jeep last year, the Associated Press reports.

TWC says up to 320K customers may have had passwords stolen

The FBI has informed Time Warner Cable that up to 320,000 of its customers may have had their passwords stolen. The MSO said the leak probably didn't come from an internal breach, but rather likely stemmed from a malware or phishing scam, or perhaps from the breach of a third-party vendor's database.