Internet of Life-Saving Things (IoLST) promises to transform EMS industry, FirstNet’s McGinnis says

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | May 25, 2018

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel soon may leverage information from myriad medical devices and reliable broadband connectivity from FirstNet to provide better initial treatment to patients, as well as unprecedented situational awareness to others in the healthcare ecosystem, according to FirstNet board member Kevin McGinnis.

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AT&T clarifies FirstNet service plans, prioritization for utilities

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | May 11, 2018

​Utility companies can subscribe to FirstNet as “extended primary” users of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) being deployed by AT&T, but utilities would not be eligible to receive preemptive access rights to the system unless such access was activated temporarily by a traditional public-safety entity, according to AT&T.

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