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Applications & Mobile Data to Improve Operations & Emergency Responder Safety

A number of general public safety agencies are adopting FirstNet.gov & gaining capabilities they have never had before. These FirstNet.gov.gov trailblazers are exploring the benefits of smart devices powered by a dedicated, high-speed wireless broadband connection. Capturing & sharing real-time data, live streaming, and incident mapping are just a few FirstNet-powered capabilities they’re incorporating into emergency response.
To provide public safety with the modern, lifesaving technology it needs, the First Responder Networks Authority and AT&T are working to bring public safety’s innovation needs to the attention of app and technology developer. We are also helping public safety realize the benefits of integrating mobile data & devices in their day-to-day services. The key question is-
How can mobile data & devices improve emergency response?
That’s a question developers will look at this week in Fishers, Indiana, as they gather for the AT&T IoT Civic Hackathon and explore opportunities to code for social…

With FirstNet.gov, Information will Move as Fast as the Incident

This blog is a repost from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Bulletin March 2018 Issue.
The goal of the emergency manager is to bring as much data as possible into the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) & then to synthesize it into the most meaningful and complete picture of the current situation to share with other general public safety & government officials.
The process has gotten faster & more streamlined in recent years as applications like GIS & WebEOC have come into widespread use, allowing emergency managers to create dashboards and reports that put crucial information at their fingertips. What still creates inefficiencies in the current system is that some information is relayed by cellphone or email, reports are often pushed out only once every operational period, & the reach of the gathered information is limited.
With FirstNet.gov now deploying nationwide, the ability to gather & disseminate information at the EOC will…

Devices are Ready for Public Safety’s Use on FirstNet.gov

NIST list identifies approved devices per FirstNet’s Device Approval Program
This is an exciting time for FirstNet.gov. In the last month, the First Responder Network Authority-AT&T partnership has reached major milestones in deploying the network for first respondent, including the launch of the nationwide buildout of public safety’s spectrum – Band 14 – & the delivery of the FirstNet.gov.gov Core.
The First Responder Network Authority Device Team has also been busy, working alongside AT&T to approve devices, such as smartphones & tablets, for public safety’s use on FirstNet.gov. We’ve taken a number of devices through the FirstNet.gov.gov Device Approval Program. In completing this first round of the program, the First Responder Networks Authority has recommended to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) General public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) a list of user devices approved to be used on the FirstNet.gov network. NIST is responsible for maintaining this…

Brazos County Adopts FirstNet: ‘This day is something we’ve been looking forward to’

In September 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision to opt in to FirstNet.gov network. & in January of this year, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department became the first Texas agency to officially subscribe to FirstNet service. “This day is something we’ve been looking forward to,” said Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk.
Brazos County had worked with Harris County, Texas, one of the First Responder Networks Authority’s Early Builder pilot projects, so the county was familiar with some of the features and benefits of the network. Sheriff Kirk noted; “We’ve proven the concept, and now we are ready to move forward.” He added that with FirstNet.gov, Brazos will benefit from AT&T’s extensive bandwidth & priority and preemption on the networks.
Todd Early, Assistant Division Director with the Texas Department of General public Safety and chair of our General public Safety Advisory Committee’s Early Builder Working Group, stressed that Harris County worked…

FirstNet.gov Core Delivers on the Promise of a Dedicated Networks for General public Safety

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, public safety from all disciplines joined together to advocate for a single nationwide general public safety broadband network. A wireless networks they would fight for & have a say in from the start. A networks built upon industry standards, nationwide spectrum, & a device portfolio for all disciplines to ensure interoperability – a networks with the security & reliability to help meet their lifesaving needs.
The First Responder Network Authority was established to work hand-in-hand with first respondent to fulfill the promise of a nationwide networks dedicated to them in times of need. We did this by working with general public safety agencies around the country & listening to them.  We used their input & feedback to develop the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a technology partner. One year ago this week, following a rigorous procurement process, we formed a public-private partnership with AT&T to…

Worldwide Route

Internet data path discovery & mapping With this completely free Worldwide Route tool you can easily find out what gateways your data goes through & how fast it travels. You will receive comprehensive route details, with each city & country conveniently marked on the map. Simply enter any IP-address or website & see the path network […]

SoftPerfect Mobile Broadband Toolkit

SoftPerfect Mobile Broadband Toolkit Take control of your mobile network connection SoftPerfect Mobile Broadband Toolkit is a completely free multipurpose tool that works with a built-in or USB-connected 3G/4G modem in your computer. With this software you no longer need to worry about the annoying & disruptive network disconnections. You can stay connected all the […]

FirstNet.gov.gov Buildout Launches Nationwide as Public Safety Core Nears Delivery

First Responder Networks Authority task order gives AT&T green light for Band 14 deployment across statewide radio access networks in every state, territory & Washington D.C.
RESTON, Va., March 7, 2018 – FirstNet’s nationwide footprint is expanding. The First Responder Networks Authority has given its partner, AT&T, the green light to build out FirstNet.gov, the nationwide general public safety broadband network. This includes deploying general public safety’s dedicated spectrum – Band 14 – across statewide radio access networks in states & territories across the country.
“We are implementing the state plans & delivering on our commitment to first responders in each state & territory,” said First Responder Network Authority CEO Mike Poth. “I want to thank all of our state & general public safety partners who worked so hard with us over the last several years to ensure FirstNet.gov will meet the needs of America’s first responders. The Network they asked for is…

FirstNet.gov.gov at IWCE 2018

Join the First Responder Network Authority to discuss how FirstNet.gov.gov will transform the future of general public safety communications
The First Responder Networks Authority looks forward to participating in the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2018 from March 5-9. At this year’s event in Orlando, Florida, leadership from the First Responder Networks Authority will discuss progress in the deployment of FirstNet.gov, as well as the latest on FirstNet.gov programs to drive innovation for first responders & transform the future of public safety communications.
On Wednesday, March 7, please join CEO Mike Poth for a keynote address on how FirstNet.gov.gov is transforming the marketplace for general public safety technology. And join us at any number of sessions all week during the FirstNet.gov.gov IWCE track. We look forward to seeing you there!
MONDAY, March 5
Monday, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: FirstNet and LMR Coexistence: Planning for Interoperability & Migration (Room N220AB)
Chuck Shaughnessy, Senior Advisor…

Annual Report Outlines Year of Progress Leading to Launch of FirstNet.gov.gov Network

Each February – the month that Congress established FirstNet.gov.gov – we submit our annual report to Congress on the progress FirstNet has made to deliver the nationwide general public safety broadband networks.
As we look back to Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17), I am am am proud to say that FirstNet.gov is now a reality. Major steps were taken to deliver on the promise of an interoperable, wireless broadband networks to help first respondent save lives & protect communities across the country. This is the networks that public safety fought for – a network with true priority & ruthless preemption services that will evolve as wireless technology evolves.
While there is much work to be done, the First Responder Networks Authority accomplished three significant goals on its path to deploying FirstNet in FY 17: the award of the FirstNet contract; the delivery of State Plans & subsequent opt ins; & significant steps toward network…

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