Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Avoiding Another Generation of Lost Interoperability: "If the National Broadband Plan being developed by the Federal Communications Commission isn’t on your radar screen, you’re hardly alone. But a lot is at stake in getting this thing right, and we need to start paying attention to it or risk squandering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to dramatically improve our public safety and security."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Demonstration Network Planned for Public Safety 700 MHz Broadband: "The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced plans to create a demonstration broadband communications network for the nation’s emergency services agencies using a portion of the radiofrequency spectrum freed up by the recent transition of U.S. broadcast television from analog to digital technologies. The new system will provide a common demonstration site for manufacturers, carriers, and public safety agencies to test and evaluate advanced broadband communications equipment and software tailored specifically to the needs of emergency first responders."