Twenty online retailers in 12 states must cease sales of illegally marketed signal-jamming devices or face significant fines, according to recent action taken by the Federal Communications Commission enforcement bureau.
The inability of first responders to communicate with each other on demand was a critical failure on 9/11. Incompatible and inadequate communications led to needless loss of life. To remedy this failure, the Commission recommended legislation to provide for the expedited and increased assignment of radio spectrum for public safety purposes.
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has selected 25 Hot Products from a review conducted at the 77th Annual APCO Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.
With the emerging rollout of commercial services marketed as 4G, LTE-based wireless services, there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the effectiveness of our first responders through a national strategy to develop and deploy a nationwide wireless broadband network for public safety.