When anything significant takes place in the wireless industry that will affect the Public Safety community, Andrew Seybold can be counted on to take a hard look at it and then provide readers with straight answers about the promise, the reality, and the hype. He is Public Safety's Advocate before the FCC and the commercial wireless industry.

Deeply involved in the Public Safety community, he brings to his advocacy experiences gained over 40 years as a first responder, commercial vendor, consultant, writer, and educator as well as a grounding in the emerging world of wireless broadband communications.

When the noise level reaches a fever pitch, look to Andrew Seybold to provide a voice of reason that clarifies complex issues and provides invaluable insight that can be acted upon.

Public Safety Advocate Waiting for FirstNet – 10.17.2016

Fri Oct 14 11:12:00 2016 The news media appears to have started the countdown to November 1, 2016, when FirstNet plans to announce the Partnership […] more

PSA Opting In and NPSTC 700 LMR Paper – 10.11.2016

Fri Oct 7 10:59:01 2016 Preparing to Opt In  Over the past month I have written about the New Hampshire RFP and bid award and […] more

Public Safety Advocate 9 29 2016 – 10.03.2016

Thu Sep 29 16:09:09 2016 The State of Arizona RFP On Wednesday, September 28, the State of Arizona issued its own RFP in case the […] more

Public Safety Advocate September 22, 2016 – 09.26.2016

Thu Sep 22 18:42:10 2016 Alabama’s RFP It certainly appears as though the same computer that produced the RFP for the state of New Hampshire […] more

Public Safety Advocate September 16, 2016 – 09.20.2016

Fri Sep 16 14:06:45 2016 Yet MORE Interoperability? For more than thirty years the Public Safety community has been suffering from a lack of contiguous […] more

Public Safety Advocate – 09.12.2016

Thu Sep 8 19:39:20 2016 New Hampshire Update A Rivada Networks press release indicates that the State of New Hampshire has moved forward and awarded […] more

Public Safety Advocate Update – 09.07.2016

Thu Sep 1 13:52:49 2016 The State of New Hampshire  Or Is That the State of Confusion? The state of New Hampshire issued a bid […] more

Public Safety Advocate Weekly News – 08.29.2016

Fri Aug 26 14:25:56 2016 I missed APCO, but I have been following the many articles and tweets and gained a sense of the flavor […] more

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