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Friday, May 17, 2019

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APCO's Public Safety Broadband Summit is being held next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

Newly Announced: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be kicking off the Summit with a conversation with APCO Chief Counsel Jeff Cohen. Commissioner Rosenworcel has long been an effective advocate for the 9-1-1 community and public safety communications. Hear directly from the Commissioner as she highlights issues of direct interest to APCO members.

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On-site registration will be available starting at 7:30 a.m.

Come for the Summit, stay for the Dinner! If you have not already purchased a ticket for the Leaders Dinner, you can buy one at the Broadband Summit registration desk until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Taking place on May 21, this elegant evening spotlights APCO’s Leadership in Policy Award recipients and their commitment to the public safety communications community. Join us for this event.


Video in the PSAP: Lessons and Learnings From Early Adopters
June 5, 2019 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Presented by Chad Labree, Global Director of Customer Success, Carbyne and Brett Trainor, Director of Marketing, Carbyne

The entry of video and other multimedia into the PSAP workflow is one of the most discussed changes being ushered in by Next Generation 9-1-1. How will it be used? How can we protect public safety telecommunicators? What needs to be considered as we think about adding video to the screens of call takers?

Carbyne has been providing smartphone-sourced video to PSAPs around the world for over 18 months as part of their leading edge NG9-1-1 call handling solutions. Working closely with early adopters of NG9-1-1 technology, they have gained a number of insights that will be relevant for anyone currently thinking about how NG9-1-1 will change their PSAP, and how they should prepare for those changes.

To learn more about best practices for, and addressing the concerns about video in the PSAP, register now.

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The following agencies have met the minimum training standards for APCO's Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, and have been awarded certification:
Northwest Central Dispatch System
University of Nebraska Police Department

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The legislation would provide grant funds for 80 percent of the cost of eligible projects. It also would fund $40 billion for broadband expansion to make the service available to 98 percent of the U.S.
 Arkansas Democrat Gazette                                             
The state, which ranks last in access to broadband, plans to increase internet speeds and provide high speed broadband internet to communities with more than 500 people.
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Development of the nationwide public safety communications network is ahead of schedule and connects over 7,000 agencies.
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