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I am sorry to see copper wires disappear...I see it as the end of an era. An end to a time when we had the most robust communications network we will probably ever have, built by a monopoly that could have simply built a best-effort network like the ones we are transitioning to in the near future.

Cutting the Cord (Even if You Don’t Want To!) – 07.29.2016

Three examples of this are data encryption, the Internet of Things (IoT), and even 5G, meaning the use of small cells to increase network capacity for customers. Each of these was developed way back in the 1990s, centuries ago in wireless time.

The New Hot Technologies – 05.04.2016

The latest “new” free Wi-Fi attempt is in New York City. The New York City project is, yet again, converting the city’s phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots. I say “yet again” because if you google Wi-Fi for ‘NYC Telephone Booths’ you will find news articles spanning a number of years and covering different attempts at the same thing.

Déjà Vu Yet Again? – 01.11.2016

TELL IT LIKE IT IS blog

Muni-Wi-Fi Again – 05.18.2016

No matter how many different financial models have been run on spreadsheets, Muni-Wi-Fi has, to my knowledge, never reached even breakeven anywhere—not from city investment, not from selling advertising, and not from any other model that has come and gone. more

2014 Another Great Year for Wireless? – 01.15.2014

The trend for video over wireless is the primary reason for this continued increase in demand, and as more of us own more wirelessly-enabled devices, I don’t see any end in sight. more

Satellite Companies Turned Terrestrial – 08.26.2013

Does anyone remember Teledesic? Founded in the 1990s by Bill Gates, Craig McCaw, Paul Allen, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Teledesic was to launch 840 low-earth orbiting satellites (LEOs) and provide data at the then blazing speed of 720 Kbps down and 100 Kbps up from the ground. more

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For the past four years we have served as technology advisors to the Public Safety community. Now that the spectrum and funding are in place we are providing Consulting and Educational Services for Agencies, Regions and States needing to understand this new network, its capabilities and their role in it. Shouldn't OUR TEAM be part of YOUR TEAM?

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Public Safety Advocate August 12 2016 – 08.15.2016

Fri Aug 12 13:55:23 2016 Fact Checking  During my last few years of high school and first years of college I worked for my father […] more

Public Safety Advocate Discovery Patterns – 08.09.2016

Sat Aug 6 13:09:16 2016 Bitten by an Internet Outage  Long, sad, story, the end result of which was an Internet outage that lasted the […] more

Public Safety Advocate Discovery Patterns News Summary – 08.01.2016

Fri Jul 29 13:53:55 2016 On July 28, 2016, I presented a webinar for IWCE/Urgent Communications entitled, “The Transition from LMR to LTE.” I have […] more

Andrew Seybold releases FREE downloadable White Paper entitled

Location, Location, Location

The measurements needed to meet the FCC rules will, over time, require the network operator to be able to provide emergency call accuracy within 50 meters (150 feet) horizontally for 80 percent of all emergency calls or alternatively provide a very precise “Dispatchable Location”—an accurate address, floor, and suite/apartment of the caller.