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Telecom industry opposes California 'throttling' bill after wildfires
The telecom industry's biggest lobbying association is pushing back on a bill that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling public safety agencies' data plans.
LA mayor wants $80 million to refresh police department's 'backwards' technology
Many of the department's workstations are more than seven years old and can reportedly take as long as 20 minutes to boot up.
FirstNet publishes guiding investment principles
The FirstNet board established a set of principles for investments into the network, signaling an intention to build a roadmap to guide future improvements.
Nevada lawmaker proposes controversial 'textalyzer' bill
The bill would allow police officers to use a device to determine whether a driver was using a mobile phone at the time of a collision.
Tornado sirens in Dallas suburbs deactivated after being hacked and set off
Residents of two cities were woken up in the middle of the night Tuesday after someone gained access to the radio-based warning system.
Officials worry next-generation 911 could expose operators to gory images
Some in emergency call centers say they're concerned with how the the introduction of photos and videos to 911 calls could affect their mental well-being.
Still 'lack of belief' in GIS among emergency management leaders
On GIS Addressed, former Florida emergency management CIO Richard Butgereit says GIS is still underused and underfunded in disaster response.
Texas bill would prevent phone companies from 'throttling' first responders' data
The legislation follows an incident in which Verizon cut off firefighters' mobile devices that hit a monthly data limit during the biggest wildfire in California history.
California is planning a technology conference to help it fight wildfires
After the most destructive and deadly year for wildfires in recent memory, state officials will look to innovate ways to combat future blazes.