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 – 05.23.2016

Fri May 20 12:47:28 2016 Yes this is still the Public Safety Advocate Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary but last week more than sixty of our […] more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary – 05.17.2016

Fri May 13 11:59:51 2016 It has been a relatively quiet week in the Public Safety communications space. That is not to say there is […] more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary – 05.10.2016

Fri May 6 14:07:29 2016 Unlike CNN, I won’t be posting a clock with a countdown to the day and time responses to the FirstNet […] more

When All Else Fails… – 05.06.2016

Looking back at past major incidents and disasters, you will find that Ham radio operators have always been on the scene working to establish communications where needed. During Katrina, Hams spent weeks in the area working side-by-side with first responders. Some even set up a temporary FM broadcast station so authorities could provide updates to citizens. more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly Summary – 04.25.2016

Fri Apr 22 12:04:54 2016 I read with interest the current version of FirstNet’s Tech Talk: Updated Vehicular Network System Vison which can be found […] more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary – 04.18.2016

Fri Apr 15 11:20:16 2016 Each week as I sit down to write this post for the end-of-the-week email blast, I first review the happenings […] more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary – 04.13.2016

Fri Apr 8 10:45:50 2016 From our Friends at NPSTC: A Reminder to Honor those who also serve:  “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) is […] more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary – 04.04.2016

Thu Mar 31 20:07:12 2016 Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (PTT) over FirstNet After I published last week’s news piece I received some other information, mainly from members […] more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary – 03.29.2016

Fri Mar 25 13:11:16 2016 Not being at the IWCE show in Las Vegas this week has been tough for me as I have attended […] more

PSA Discovery Patterns Weekly News Summary – 03.21.2016

Fri Mar 18 14:39:03 2016 My favorite convention and conference is IWCE, which will be held next week in Las Vegas. I was supposed to […] more