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Windows 7 End of Life: Time for a Windows Status Check?

Windows 7 End of Life: Time for a Windows Status Check?

September 08, 2021
When January 14, 2020 rolled around, some public safety agencies found themselves in a tough spot. If they hadn’t already upgraded to Windows 10, they were probably starting to experience issues that Microsoft had warned about for some time. They may have even encountered some serious security issues with devices running Windows 7, since Microsoft […]
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Facing Hurricanes with FirstNet on Your Side

Facing Hurricanes with FirstNet on Your Side

September 08, 2020
FirstNet is the only nationwide network for public safety. The following article explains how FirstNet can help keep first responders connected during large storms and hurricanes, facilitating better response and recovery efforts. As the summer months heat up, so too does hurricane season. With the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting an […]
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FirstNet Publishes Five-Year ‘Roadmap’ Outlining Expansion

FirstNet Publishes Five-Year ‘Roadmap’ Outlining Expansion

October 11, 2019
After going live more than a year ago, nearly 9,000 public safety agencies, including police agencies, are already FirstNet subscribers. Emergency Management writes about FirstNet’s plans to expand its coverage across the country.   The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has published a formal document describing how it plans to expand the nation’s evolving next-gen […]
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Priority makes the difference—FirstNet in action

Priority makes the difference—FirstNet in action

September 23, 2019
Whether it’s an influx of users or a large scale disaster, it is essential that public safety professionals are able to navigate a clear network. FirstNet emerged to tackle this problem after 9/11 and has been helping to keep the lines of communication open ever since. Find out how FirstNet helps the public safety professionals […]
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Innovation Changes How First Responders Communicate

Innovation Changes How First Responders Communicate

September 13, 2019
In times of crisis, it is imperative that communication lines for first responders are open and clear. However, there are multiple factors that can get in the way of this which makes having a strong network and a strong connection of the utmost importance. In this article by Emergency Management, learn how the network and tools […]
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New Survey Results: Are Police Agencies Ready for FirstNet®?

New Survey Results: Are Police Agencies Ready for FirstNet®?

September 04, 2019
When it comes to being ready for FirstNet, how do you compare to your peers across the country? Find out in these results from a new survey. Authorized by congress in 2012, FirstNet has finally come to fruition nationwide after years of planning, preparation and deployment. And while an increasing number of agencies are recognizing […]
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