FirstNet making an impact early in three communities, speakers say

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | August 28, 2019

Public-safety users have been able to subscribe to FirstNet for only two years, but the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) is making a significant impact on the operations of several first-responder agencies, providing cost-effective data and deployable support immediately and a mission-critical voice option in the future.

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FirstNet, an app and smartphones as body cams: How one police department put them together

Kelly Hill | RCR Wireless | August 15, 2019

When the Platteville Police Department in Wisconsin was trying to figure out a way to outfit every officer with a body-worn camera during their shifts, the small department of 20 sworn officers quickly came to the realization that they didn’t have the budget to do it with purpose-built cameras.

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FirstNet Chair Horowitz expects Authority to make multiple network investments each year

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | July 17, 2019

FirstNet Authority board members likely will make multiple decisions annually to invest in the FirstNet system as the nationwide public-safety broadband system evolves, with enhancing the network core and improving coverage being key near-term priorities, FirstNet Chairman Ed Horowitz said last week.

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