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Business model becomes a focus at first-ever FirstNet industry day

As a next step in developing a nationwide public safety broadband network, more than 425 people from federal, state and local jurisdictions plus associations and vendors mingled May 14 in person or via webcast.

NTIA chief: Spectrum sharing key to 'explosive demand' for wireless airwaves

Lawrence Strickling recently told an audicence at the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies that recent studies support the need for spectrum sharing.

Mobile devices eclipse computers when it comes to Google searches

Searches are often driven by "need-to-know information" rather than passive consumption, "which aligns with a lot of the information and resources government agencies provide on their digital properties," according to the DigitalGov post.

Apple, Google and massive alliance tell Obama not to weaken encryption, introduce 'backdoors'

The companies were among more than 140 civil society groups, corporations, trade associations and security and policy experts urging President Obama to promote rather than undercut data encryption technology. 

Emergency calling not required for inactive cellphones under FCC proposed rule

The Federal Communications Commission is looking for feedback on whether cellphones that haven't been activated should be required to connect to 911.

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