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: Five-Plus Years of FirstNet! – 02.27.2017

Thu Feb 23 16:45:35 2017 FirstNet celebrates its five-year anniversary this month. The law that created FirstNet was signed by the President of the United […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Congress Has a Problem Called The T-Band! – 02.21.2017

Thu Feb 16 14:43:27 2017 The T-band is in the 470–512-MHz portion of the radio spectrum and was part of the allocation for UHF TV […] more

Public Safety Advocate: FirstNet Applications – 02.13.2017

Thu Feb 9 18:19:34 2017 Two weeks ago I wrote about the FirstNet network, then last week I wrote about the devices Public Safety will […] more

Public Safety Advocate: LTE Devices – 02.07.2017

Thu Feb 2 17:18:10 2017 Last week’s Public Safety Advocate post was one of the most widely read in the past six months and the […] more

Public Safety Advocate: FirstNet, LTE, and the Future – 01.30.2017

Thu Jan 26 17:56:27 2017 In June 2009, APCO International (APCO), The National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and The National Public-Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) publicly […] more

Public Safety Advocate: FirstNet Needs to Come Out of the Closet! – 01.25.2017

Thu Jan 12 18:53:23 2017 One comment made at the FirstNet board meeting caught my attention and that is that FirstNet, while becoming well known […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Will the New Administration’s Axe Impact FirstNet? – 01.25.2017

Thu Jan 19 17:06:47 2017 The latest news from the new administration’s transition team is that they plan to start chopping jobs within the federal […] more

Public Safety Advocate: A Look Back and A Look Forward – 01.10.2017

Thu Jan 5 18:37:58 2017 Happy New Year to all! I hope 2017 is the best ever for each and every one of us! Last […] more

Public Safety Advocate Holiday Greetings – 12.28.2016

Wed Dec 21 10:29:44 2016 ’Twas the night before Christmas and through most of the land Band 14 was quiet as a mouse. No band […] more

Using the FirstNet Delay Effectively – 12.20.2016

Fri Dec 16 10:41:32 2016 It appears that the FirstNet RFP Partner winner will not be made public until the court has acted. If there […] more