Signed into law by the President on February 22, 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The law gives FirstNet the mission to build, operate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. FirstNet will provide a single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety data communications. In New York, this is coordinated by the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
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- FirstNet Officials Meet With EMS Medical Directors at NAEMSP Conference
FirstNet officials recently attended the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) conference. NAEMSP is a national organization representing EMS physicians responsible for medical care in an out-of-hospital setting.
- All eyes on court as decision time approaches in FirstNet case
Next week, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is expected to receive the final written brief in the lawsuit filed by Rivada Mercury protesting the FirstNet procurement process. How long will it be until the court reaches a decision, which promises to impact the timing of FirstNet's deployment nationwide?
- Nascent Public-Safety LTE Proximity Services Market Faces Obstacles.
The market for proximity services (ProSe) in public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) devices - called direct mode or off network in LMR systems - is uncertain because of a lack of public-safety standards and commitments from chipmakers for the technology.
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