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In-Building Wireless Imperative Pt 2: Prioritizing School Communications

Chief Alan Perdue  (Executive Director, Safer Buildings Coalition)

Patrick Tillman  (Commissioner, Guilford County School)

Ross Pierson  (President, Pierson Wireless)

Melanie Jones  (Director, Guilford Metro 9-1-1)

Location: N261

Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

In part 2 of our “in-building digital divide discussion” (see Pt 1 panel In-Building Imperative Pt 1: Evolving and Converging Technologies) – we explore priorities for deploying in-building wireless coverage.

With more than 6 million commercial building in the US, it is estimated that at least one to two million buildings need in-building wireless improvement. Current industry capacity and technology limits constrain the ability to address the problem at scale.

As such, we must prioritize our efforts to those properties that have the most beneficial impact. The Safer Buildings Coalition believes that K-12 schools and institutions of higher learning deserve strong consideration to be at the top of the list.

This panel discussion, hosted by the Safer Buildings Coalition, will explore the current state of in-building wireless connectivity in schools and universities, cite examples where communication failures had drastic outcomes, and examine the wave of in-building projects underway to solve for connectivity inside our schools.