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General Devices Urges EMS to Act Now to Shape FirstNet Broadband Network

Curt Bashford, President of General Devices, recently talked with EMS World about the pressing need for EMS to help shape the FirstNet Broadband Network.

In a March 1, 2013 article on the EMS World website, Bashford and Kevin McGinnis, a communications technology advisor with the National Association of State EMS Officials, discuss the need for EMS services to be part of the current planning process for implementing the national 20 MHz FirstNet first responder broadband network in the 700 MHz band.

This is particularly critical now because of the March 19, 2013 deadline for applications to The State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP). Grants distributed under SLIGP will go to states, territories and tribal councils to help them identify, plan and implement/integrate their facilities into the national FirstNet system.

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