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: 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

Public Safety Advocate: Where FirstNet Stands – 12.12.2016

Fri Dec 9 15:00:32 2016 The smoke has cleared after the press reports of the Rivada Mercury court filing for being removed from the final […] more

PSA Advocate Special Edition 12 4 2016 – 12.09.2016

Sun Dec 4 16:35:12 201 FirstNet RFP Award: Yet more Delays? Last week Urgent Communications, TR Daily, Communications Daily, and others ran stories citing reports […] more

Public Safety Advocate Dec 1 2016 – 12.05.2016

Thu Dec 1 17:35:38 2016 California’s RFI California has issued an RFI, a request for information as opposed to a request for proposal, to learn […] more

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