FirstNet Opt-In/Opt-Out decision pushed back past Christmas

It appears lawmakers will have even more time to make a decision regarding FirstNet after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration failed to provide required funding information to states, according to editors at Urgent Communications (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-funding-level-still-missing-through-monday-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadline-pushed-) “Most governors will have at least until Dec. 25 to decide whether their states and territories will “opt-in” to…

UPDATED: FirstNet map sees more movement

While some governors have already decided to opt-in to FirstNet, it looks like many states are still deciding what road to take. According to the map from the FirstNet website (https://www.firstnet.gov/), not a single state or territory has decided to opt-out so far in the process. It all appears that 53 out of 56 states…

FirstNet to release ‘official’ state plans next week to most states, territories

FirstNet is gearing up to start the official “statutory 90-day process” giving state leaders time to opt-in or opt-out, according to editors at Urgent Communications. (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-release-official-state-plans-next-week-most-states-territories) “FirstNet will distribute its final state plans—described as “official” state plans—next week to governors in most states and territories, which will start the statutory 90-day process for these governors…

Who’s in, who’s out; a current FirstNet map

Editors over at Urgent Communications printed an interactive, up-to-date map on which states and territories are currently opting in, or out of the FirstNet responder network. “Under the law that established FirstNet, governors in all 56 states and territories have the choice of (1) making an “opt-in” decision—accepting the FirstNet deployment plan and allowing AT&T…

Pyramid’s first newsletter!

We’ve been busy working on a different kind of project this week, building something besides walls, our first newsletter! While this is just edition one, we can’t wait to hear from all our readers. You can expect our second edition in October. In the meantime, don’t forget to scan our personalized QR code for instant…

Houston maintains P25 operability despite hurricane, site loss due to flooding

Our friends over at Urgent Communications are reporting that despite even loosing one site to “over the roof” flooding, Houston’s P25 networks maintained operability throughout Hurricane Harvey. (http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici) “Houston continues its recovery efforts amid severe floods in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, but the city’s P25 network “stayed up and hummed through the whole…