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FirstNet: Partnering is way for wireless providers to gain valuable spectrum assets

FirstNet officials told industry representatives at its second Industry Day last week that partnering with FirstNet is a way for wireless service providers to gain access to valuable spectrum assets in less time and with less upfront costs than traditional methods, such as bidding in FCC auctions, according to  IWCE's Urgent Communications.

TWC ordered to pay nearly $6M for Kansas City restaurant explosion

Jurors ruled that Time Warner Cable should pay $5.78 million stemming from a natural gas explosion that killed one worker and injured more than a dozen people at a Kansas City, Mo., restaurant in February 2013.

FCC gives Sprint go-ahead to upgrade 800 MHz network in Portland metro area

As part of Sprint's years-long effort to reband public safety entities, the FCC has granted a waiver that will allow Sprint to deploy its 800 MHz network in parts of Washington state that are considered key to its service in the Portland, Ore., metro area.

FirstNet appoints former police captain Poth as new CEO, names Kennedy as president

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board is stepping up its game, announcing a restructuring of its senior management positions and the appointment of former police captain Michael Poth as the new CEO of FirstNet. TJ Kennedy, who has been acting executive director of FirstNet, will function in the role of president.

Report: AT&T handed over 1.1B wireless calling records per day to NSA

Starting in 2011 AT&T began handing over 1.1 billion domestic wireless calling records per day to the National Security Agency (NSA) after a push to get such a program started before the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a  New York Times  report.

Nokia Networks expands public safety LTE capabilities with Harris

Nokia Networks has expanded its LTE network in a box (NIB) solution by integrating the BeOn communications suite offering from its public safety partner Harris Corporation. The solution is being showcased at the APCO 2015 conference in Washington, D.C., this week.

Doppler shifts in Wi-Fi signals could be used for surveillance, researchers say

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed technology that uses Wi-Fi to "see" through walls. It works like radar, detecting Doppler shifts in radio frequency waves, which could potentially be used to detect humans in surveillance and military situations.

Verizon, Comcast, others sued by Alabama company over failure to pay $214M in 911 fees

Phone Recovery Systems filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts against Verizon Communications, Comcast and other phone companies claiming that the firms have failed to pay the state $214 million in fees to support the 911 system.

FairPoint takes over the reins of Vermont's E-911 system

FairPoint has officially assumed responsibility of running Vermont's E-911 network, taking over from Colorado-based Intrado.

CCA urges FirstNet to take 'granular' approach to broadband network

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) is urging the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to leverage existing facilities of multiple carriers to speed deployment of the nation's first public safety broadband network.