FirstNet - How Does it Affect Iowa Public Safety?
FirstNet will provide emergency responders with the first highspeed wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. The FirstNet network will be a single, nationwide long term evolution (LTE) network that makes it easier for public safety users to communicate during emergencies and on the job every day. Think of the FirstNet network as a bigger, more reliable, secure and resilient wireless data network. This new network will provide faster access to information and wireless coverage where first responder personnel need it most.
FirstNet will provide missioncritical, highspeed data services to supplement the voice capabilities of today’s land mobile radio (LMR) networks. Initially, the FirstNet network will be used for sending data, video, images and text. The FirstNet network will also carry location information and eventually support streaming video. In time, FirstNet plans to offer voice over LTE or (VoLTE).
Who Should Attend: Police, Sheriffs, DNR, Marshals, Homeland Security, EMA, Communications, Fire, EMS, Hazmat, Explosives, Search and Rescue, DOT – Highways, Airport, Railways, Waterways, Department of Health, CDC, Municipal Government, Utility, Public Works, County Government, County Attorney, Tribal Government, Utility Providers, Military, National Guard, Coast Guard, Federal Agencies
The Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board (ISICSB) in cooperation with local communities invites you to attend a Public Safety/First Responder town hall meeting about the future of broadband for first responders in Iowa.
The Iowa Statewide Interoperability Board is sponsoring this presentation for public safety officials