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FirstNet board actions deemed legal by review committee - FierceBroadbandWireless

FirstNet board actions deemed legal by review committee - FierceBroadbandWireless | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
Politico FirstNet board actions deemed legal by review committee FierceBroadbandWireless "It's one thing to meet the statutory requirements, but it's another thing to basically have a highly effective board and have it do its job well," said...
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FirstNet Finishing Up Active First Year - Government Technology

FirstNet Finishing Up Active First Year - Government Technology | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
Government Technology FirstNet Finishing Up Active First Year Government Technology FirstNet crawled toward its goal of developing a nationwide public safety broadband network at the start of the year, spending its first few months naming board...
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FirstNet and Charlotte pilot program progress /status

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LA-RICS approves spectrum-lease agreement with FirstNet | Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet content from Urgent Communications

LA-RICS approves spectrum-lease agreement with FirstNet | Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet content from Urgent Communications | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
Approval marks the first time that an individual jurisdiction has completed this important first step in proceeding with the implementation of a public-safety LTE network on 700 MHz airwaves.
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FirstNet making progress as national public safety network :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire

FirstNet making progress as national public safety network :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, is charged with developing and operating a nationwide public safety broadband network.
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FirstNet is Chaos! Now what? "Let's use this chaos as an opportunity to gain ground." (Obama, 2007) | Advancing Telecom

FirstNet is Chaos! Now what? "Let's use this chaos as an opportunity to gain ground." (Obama, 2007) | Advancing Telecom | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it

FirstNet’s progress to date is not short of chaos. This may give credence to the lack of an organization behind the established FirstNet Board – as was alluded to by Chairman Sam Ginn some months ago. As I pointed out in earlier writings, the lack of understanding the path toward full deployment and timelines for the Public Safety Network is being convoluted with unnecessary noise. Building a wireless LTE network with backhaul is not new. What needs to be understood, which I believe will clear a lot of the fog, is that the Board needs to adopt a business model that uses Public Private Partnerships that the State can follow.

 

Such a model needs to benefit both FirstNet holistically and the State – it can’t be one-sided. It’s not perfect, but being that I have studied this for the last ten years indiscriminately (and probably the only person in America who made the asinine decision to voluntarily put myself through such an endeavor), I can safely state that it is the best solution. What pains me is how we force ourselves to indulge in our inability to comprehend the fact that we are promoting this cloud of confusion -- pun intended. Henry the VIII of England would have been proud of us. 

 

At the onset we heard little to anything about Public Private Partnerships. Now it is starting to be a term used in daily conversations and was highlighted in the Senate Oversight Committee hearing on March 14th. We have come far since last March. It should be understood that certain parties will try to confuse the picture so that they can get the best advantage, but unfortunately its just clouding the picture of our advancement.

 

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Internal review finds FirstNet followed transparency rules - FCW.com

Internal review finds FirstNet followed transparency rules - FCW.com | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
Internal review finds FirstNet followed transparency rules FCW.com A special inquiry into the activities of FirstNet, the Commerce Department entity responsible for building a $7 billion nationwide wireless broadband public safety communications...
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NIST and NTIA to Establish New Center for Advanced Communications - TV Technology

NIST and NTIA to Establish New Center for Advanced Communications TV Technology The MOU states that the center will leverage the “critical mass of NIST and NTIA research and engineering capabilities concentrated in Boulder” to form a “unique...
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Lot's of requisite talent between NIST, NTIA, CU-Boulder and the tech-savvy culture in the Boulder Valley.

 

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FirstNet Moves Forward, But Hurdles Remain

FirstNet Moves Forward, But Hurdles Remain | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
The national public safety broadband network should let federal, state and local emergency response personnel share data, do their jobs more efficiently and save more lives in the process.
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FirstNet chairman sets the bar very high | Urgent Matters

FirstNet chairman sets the bar very high | Urgent Matters | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
In the world of track and field, some of the most interesting strategic decisions are made by high jumpers and pole vaulters during a competition.
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FirstNet Moves Forward, But Hurdles Remain

FirstNet Moves Forward, But Hurdles Remain | Public Safety Broadband Network Compendium | Scoop.it
The national public safety broadband network should let federal, state and local emergency response personnel share data, do their jobs more efficiently and save more lives in the process.
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