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Broadband Matters: Public Safety

Public safety has come to depend on ICN’s broadband to have a closed, secure connection for communicating during emergencies.
  • 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

District using new technology to pinpoint location of wireless 911 calls

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 

ADT to Integrate FirstNet Service Into Alarm Panels

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

Securing wireless tech for responders

To ensure first responders can securely connect their mobile and wearable devices to the FirstNet wireless broadband public-safety network, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft report that analyzes the devices' current and potential uses from a cybersecurity perspective.
Source: GCN

FCC announces plan for new direct-to-911, location-sharing rules

The Federal Communications Commission says it will bundle its implementation of Kari’s Law and part of RAY BAUM’S Act​, both enacted earlier this year.
Source: State Scoop

FirstNet wireless broadband platform helps hospitals and patients during emergencies 

FirstNet, the first nationwide public safety wireless broadband network, was established via congressional legislation for much-needed law enforcement, fire and emergency medical personnel communications.
Source: HealthcareITNews

Text-to-911 now available across Iowa

The state is close to its goal of 100 percent availability of the service across all counties.
Source: Statescoop

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