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: Changes Coming – 05.16.2017

To My Readers Please note that there will be no Public Safety Advocate this week (5/18/2017). I will be traveling to the Dayton HamVention amateur […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Translating for LMR and LTE Worlds – 05.16.2017

Thu May 11 18:14:07 2017 A number of vastly different languages are spoken within the wireless industry. I don’t mean different languages such as English […] more

Public Safety Advocate: The Politics of Opting In (or Out) – 05.09.2017

Thu May 4 12:12:02 2017 As my readers know by now, I am pro-opt-in for the FirstNet/AT&T network. I believe it makes the most sense […] more

Public Safety Advocate: The Feds, States, and Locals Who Wins? – 05.02.2017

Thu Apr 27 14:20:18 2017 This week’s Public Safety Advocate does not deal directly with Public Safety communications however, it does deal with a topic […] more

Public Safety Advocate: FirstNet Network Capacity – 04.24.2017

Thu Apr 20 16:06:50 2017 Before FirstNet, those who wanted to auction the 5 MHz by 5 MHz portion of the 700-MHz spectrum known as […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Network Coverage – 04.10.2017

Thu Apr 6 19:15:34 2017 The first project that must be completed by FirstNet and AT&T within six months of the contract signing is to […] more

Public Safety Advocate: FirstNet, AT&T, and IWCE – 04.03.2017

Mon Apr 3 15:56:05 2017 At the top of the list was the contract award made by FirstNet and the Department of Commerce to AT&T […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Opting In or Out? – 03.27.2017

Thu Mar 23 18:27:14 2017 Since the U.S. Federal Claims Court it has made the following statement via Business Wire: “Rivada Networks announced today that […] more

Public Safety Advocate: FirstNet Back on Track (?) – 03.20.2017

Sat Mar 18 16:17:20 2017 The Public Safety community, FirstNet, and AT&T are all pleased that the U.S. Federal Claims judge ruled against Rivada. The […] more

Yet Another Article on FirstNet Not Based on Fact – 03.14.2017

Trying to make the federal government look bad is one thing but attacking FirstNet, an organization of people working for sub-industry-standard salaries in order to serve the Public Safety community is not right. more