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U.S. awards AT&T contract to build wireless network for first responders

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 COZMO    462

FirstNet, an independent arm of the Department of Commerce, will provide No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T with telecom spectrum and success-based payments of $6.5 billion over the next five years.

The effort to set up a public safety network was triggered by communications failures during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, when first responders were unable to effectively communicate as they used different technologies and networks.

The FirstNet network will help emergency medical personnel, firefighters and police officers communicate vital information on one single network in real time, as opposed to using thousands of separate, incompatible systems. :http://www.reuters.com/article/us-firstnet-at-t-contract-idUSKBN171209

http://about.att.com/story/firstnet_selects_att_to_build_network_supporting_first_responders.html

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/ntiacommentstofccforfirstnet.pdf

Government contract to creating a separate nationwide internet + wireless communications systems for police (and "emergency") use only

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 COZMO    462

 1. Who got paid to lobby for AT&T 2. Who had insider knowledge of this, and how much they made by investing in AT&T on the market.

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 abigfatzero    2,407

Is this the beginning of "Internet II"?

Doomsday For The Internet As We Know It?

Paul Joseph Watson/PrisonPlanet.com | February 6 2006

The first wave will simply attempt to price people out of using the conventional Internet and force people over to Internet 2, a state regulated hub where permission will need to be obtained directly from an FCC or government bureau to set up a website. (Internet ID and a License to drive on the cyber highway)

The original Internet will then be turned into a mass surveillance database and marketing tool. The Nation magazine reported last week, "Verizon, Comcast, Bell South and other communications giants are developing strategies that would track and store information on our every move in cyberspace in a vast data-collection and marketing system, the scope of which could rival the National Security Agency. (Current Bill in Congress) According to white papers now being circulated in the cable, telephone and telecommunications industries, those with the deepest pockets--corporations, special-interest groups and major advertisers--would get preferred treatment. Content from these providers would have first priority on our computer and television screens, while information seen as undesirable, such as peer-to-peer communications, could be relegated to a slow lane or simply shut out." (And so called "fake news")

https://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2006/060206internetdoomsday.htm

 

The tee-vee-azation of the Internet.

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 dazedb42    378

Welcome to Western Australia.

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548919/45_000_km_digital_radio_network_aid_wa_emergency_services_/

 

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The network covers Perth and regional areas of the state including the Pilbara, Goldfields-Esperance, Mid-West and South-West regions. According to the WA Police, it covers almost 95 per cent of the population. The network features radio encryption so that WA Police, DCS and FESA can talk without risk of being overheard by criminals who own police scanners.

Notice how the only ones who would want to listen into emergency radio traffic are criminals? Woo hoo, police state, f**k yeah!!!

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 Robomont    144

What Frequency is my first question.

Second,att has the shittiest management teams in the industry and suck all the dollars out before the contract hits the guys at bottom.

I know,im a tower hand of 25 years.att has the crappiest towers because the contractors are given shitty pay by pressing for fast work.thus creating dangerous situations with routing and clamping of hardware on their sites.

Any experienced tower hand or company owner will tell you att is last on list of jobs to accept.verizon is first and their quality shows on job sites.sprint takes 6months to pay so they are in middle.att is bottom of barrell.take the job because no other work available.hope to.break even because price of job is so low.

 

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 Jostler    2,216
16 minutes ago, dazedb42 said:

Welcome to Western Australia.

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548919/45_000_km_digital_radio_network_aid_wa_emergency_services_/

 

Notice how the only ones who would want to listen into emergency radio traffic are criminals? Woo hoo, police state, f**k yeah!!!

I USED one  of these types of systems, likely an unencrypted precursor, when working as a contractor in Whyalla.  That $6.5 billion development award has to be yet another corporate theft with  government assistance because  technology  like this is already well developed.

There are lots of ways  to  do  this and utility  companies in the US already have very, very  wide coverage networks to facilitate convergence of out of state resources in response to hurricanes and the like where linemen from thousands of miles away converge on the disaster area to restore power.  These nets already  let linemen working in Florida communicate, via radio  with their home  company in say, Chicago.   I think a similar (or perhaps the same) system serves firefighters converging  from all over  on major forest fires...etc.

Good grief, the military has in-situ tech that could be assigned a different range of bandwidth and different encryption and ported over to civilian use as well.

I can't imagine why  it  would take more  than a few hundred million dollars to get this  rolled out, equipment and all ...nation wide.

I guess it does give them an excuse to install new antennae on these GWEN towers and bathe us with yet another  range of electromagnetic frequency radiation.  

Heck if you  want to overspend just give the Aussies a billion dollars to come over here and install it.  They've already  got it  done so why reinvent the wheel?

At least we might get Tim Tam Slams worked into American culture  that way :)

 

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