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Transitioning to Public Safety Broadband: What are the Advantages and What Should my Agency Expect?

Mike Barney  (AT&T FirstNet MCS, AT&T FirstNet MCS)

Karla Jurrens  (Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas SWIC)

Steve Niemietz  (Mobile Support Specialist, Texas Department of Public Safety)

Brad Marzolf  (Information Systems Administrator, Bangs Ambulance)

Kylie Pastellides  (Principal Architect FirstNet Mission Critical Solutions Team, AT&T)

Location: N257

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Track: Interoperability, FirstNet

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Public Safety LTE is here, growing rapidly in both users, equipment, applications and capabilities. With a broad overlap, how do new users navigate the capabilities while maintaining (and improving) interoperability, improved safety and reliability, and enhanced functionality and substantial increase in interoperability. This session hears from multiple users from diverse agencies on why they moved to Public Safety LTE, how they navigated the options, and what the positive and negative outcomes are.


What Public Safety LTE offers compared to existing Public Safety Communications: Features, costs, equipment, capabilities, and interoperability.
How to maintain and improve interoperability with their existing systems before, during and after a transition.
What other small, medium and large agencies have done to transition to Public Safety LTE, and what approaches worked.
How to identify low risk, easy to implement Public Safety LTE solutions for their agency and users.