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Internet Protocol Transition a Critical Step To Ensuring Public Safety, Say Senate Hearing Witnesses

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WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 – Even the quickest and best-designed networks can succumb to Mother Nature when a hurricane or tornado strikes a community. And when thousands of people dial 911 at the same time, modern-day networks simply aren’t equipped to handle traffic of such tremendous scale. That was the message delivered at a Thursday…

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FCC Appoints New Members to Public Safety Interoperability Advisory Council

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed persons to serve on the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council. Genachowski also designated William Smith, representing AT&T, and Chris Fischer, representing the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, International as Co-Chairs of the group.

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Legislation Regarding Cell Phone Jamming in Prisons Has Industry Concerned

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2009 – The legalization of cellular telephone jamming technology in prisons was discussed Wednesday before the Senate Commerce Committee in response to Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s S. 251 introduced earlier this year.

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Perspectives on Selection Criteria Reflect Views on Stimulus Program's Purpose

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WASHINGTON, March 24, 2009 – NTIA and RUS broadband stimulus grant recipients should be selected in a way that honors the intent of the stimulus bill itself, a large group of stakeholders said at Tuesday afternoon’s roundtable on selection criteria.

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