PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, February 22, 2019

On February 15, APCO filed comments in response to an FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to allow new unlicensed uses, such as Wi-Fi, to share spectrum with existing users in the 6 GHz band. Public safety agencies heavily rely upon the 6 GHz band for fixed point-to-point microwave links essential to public safety communications. APCO is especially concerned that expanding unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band will cause harmful interference to public safety operations. If the Commission were to permit new unlicensed operations to share this spectrum with public safety, any spectrum sharing techniques must undergo substantial testing and be proven in advance to be effective for protecting public safety communications. Read APCO’s comments.


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If you are an APCO member and would like to receive financial support for Institute training or for travel and lodging costs to attend APCO 2019, you have until March 31 to apply for a Silent Key and CAC scholarship. For more information

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Clarksville Police and Fire Dispatch, Tenn., has received the Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from APCO International.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input on the technology used at 9-1-1 centers and other public safety agencies. Help inform NIST with your professional perspective by taking a 15-minute survey.
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Greensburg Daily News
Sheriff Dave Durant recently proposed an upgrade to the emergency management technology in Decatur County, Indiana, in addition to the potential hiring of a network technician to monitor the updated system full-time.
Areawide Media
Senator Jason Rapert and Representative Michelle Gray earlier this month revealed their intent to file The Arkansas Public Safety Act of 2019, which would help bring the Arkansas 9-1-1 system up to date.
WFXG News 
Voters in East Lyme have voted to spend $5 million to build a new public safety facility.
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