PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, January 29, 2016
APCO’s 2016 Broadband Summit will be held May 16-17 in Washington, DC. The annual event provides a forum for technology experts, policy leaders, industry partners, wireless service providers and public safety professionals to discuss timely issues affecting the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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APCO is pleased to announce that Kevin McGinnis, Board Member of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), will provide the keynote address on Tuesday, March 15, at the upcoming Emerging Technology Forum in Kansas City, MO. View the program.
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BROADCASTING & CABLE The House Communications Subcommittee will hear testimony on FirstNet's progress as well as the recently released request for proposal to build out the network. The subcommittee will also look at the FCC's progress on its responsibilities for FirstNet deployment.
INSIDE NOVA A Stafford County, Va., dispatcher guided a family in the delivery of a baby during Saturday afternoon's blizzard. The dispatcher walked the father through the birth when the midwife was unable to reach the family’s residence.
PR Newswire RELM Wireless Corporation has announced that it received an order totaling approximately $1 million from a branch of the U.S. military for the company's KNG P25 trunked portable VHF radios and accessories, which will be deployed internationally. It is anticipated that the order will be fulfilled during the first quarter of 2016.
DAILY BULLETIN An injured hiker was airlifted out of a popular trail in Mt. Baldy, Calif., after using new technology to send text messages to 9-1-1 operators. By text messaging, the reporting parties were able to establish a connection with 9-1-1 in an area where connection is a problem.
Tulsa Business & Legal News Oklahoma State Rep. Josh Cockroft has announced plans to file a 9-1-1 reform bill aimed at centralizing oversight for the state emergency management agency.
Time Warner Cable News During an emergency, even a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death, especially when the 9-1-1 call involves an alarm. Alarm companies have to relay the resident’s address, name, phone number, the type of alarm and the location inside the home or business the alarm is coming from. But new technology at Guilford Metro 911 in Greensboro, N.C., is now eliminating the need for that phone call.
WCTI12.com Beaufort County, N.C., is changing the way it's handling 9-1-1 calls. Operators now not only take callers’ information, but are also able to give step-by-step instructions on what to do in an emergency, including walking callers through CPR.
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