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: The Future of Public Safety Communications – 11.25.2016

Tue Nov 22 17:15:01 2016 First of all, I’d like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving week to all of you in the United States, […] more

Public Safety Advocate: A Special Edition – 11.22.2016

Mon Nov 14 15:05:25 2016 The State’s Opt-In or Opt-Out Decision Soon after FirstNet announces the RFP winner (its Partner), the clock starts ticking down […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Public Safety and FirstNet’s Re-Education Task – 11.14.2016

Thu Nov 10 12:06:26 2016 The elections are over. I won’t go into what the changing of the guard might or might not mean for […] more

Public Safety Advocate Waiting and Watching – 11.06.2016

Fri Nov 4 14:04:29 2016 The November 1 goal set by FirstNet to announce the RFP winner has come and gone. However, the CEO stated […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Politics and FirstNet – 10.31.2016

Thu Oct 27 19:32:47 2016 This past week the National Governor’s Association (NGA) sent the states a draft of a document addressed to FirstNet that […] more

Public Safety Advocate: Traveling and Possible FirstNet Delays – 10.26.2016

Mon Oct 24 14:21:27 2016 No, it’s not Friday, it’s Monday and you are receiving the weekly Public Safety Advocate a few days late. I […] more

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