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Take advantage of these two opportunities to speak at upcoming IWCE events

IWCE opened its Call for Speakers for both IWCE 2018 and IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum....

The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data

How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public....

911 telecommunicator training takes center stage in many states

The effort to enhance 911 telecommunicator training to ensure a more consistent standard of care is gaining momentum....

How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors

It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and......

With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network

Unfortunately, security often is viewed as either a negative or a value-neutral for IT projects. With FirstNet, we have a great opportunity to debunk......

SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public

Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important......

Former board member Paul Fitzgerald on FirstNet-AT&T deal: 'I like what I see and hear'

Paul Fitzgerald—the longtime sheriff of Story County, Iowa, and an outspoken member of the original FirstNet board in 2012—expresses support for the......

911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long

This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater......

Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911

Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety......

Here are six ways to leverage social media at IWCE 2017 and throughout the year

Check out these six tips for utilizing social media to improve your experience at IWCE 2017 and realize benefits even after the show is over....