Broadband Matters: Public Safety
- Next Generation 911 (NG911) is a broadband supported initiative that will give all Iowans the ability to become first reporters. Through the use of high-speed broadband via NG911, the public will have the ability to alert emergency personnel to situations by sharing data including text, photos and video directly to emergency dispatch centers.
- FirstNet will provide mission-critical, high-speed data to emergency agencies in real time. Visit FirstNet’s YouTube page to learn how FirstNet will benefit various public safety personnel. FirstNet will be available for use by all agencies working as a first responder.
- Merging 911 Networks: Iowa’s wireline and wireless 911 networks will be merged onto HSEMD’s NG911 IP Network with ICN’s infrastructure and services.
Public Safety Broadband News
RapidSOS works directly with 911 centers and carriers such as Apple, Google and Android to pump location data from phones directly into the emergency call centers.
Source: Washington Post
FirstNet provides public-safety agencies with a reliable and highly secure connection to the critical information they need to respond to incidents.
Source: Security Sales and Integration