Comments on Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network NOI

Date: 
November 09, 2012

RPM Services Response

mark enzmann [mark.enzmann@rpm-services.org]
Fri 11/9/2012 10:43 PM

We fully agree with the statements of page 8 on the Pro and Con of the three proposed solutions however, I believe option 4 may also be a solution. Those notes are included in the attachment.

We also believe in the relationship given on page 11, but think a bit more depth is required.  From page 14 on it we are in disagreement. Although there is a thought process in these pages, it does not seem to reflect what is going to be necessary in catastrophic destruction such as that delivered from hurricane Sandy or even earlier hurricane Kristina.

Sincerely,

Mark Enzmann
CTO RPM Services, Inc.

 

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City of Arlington Texas

Trudy Lewis [Trudy.Lewis@arlingtontx.gov]
Fri 11/9/2012 6:07 PM

The City of Arlington respectively submits our comments in reference to the Notice of Inquiry for the First Responder Network Authority Conceptual Presentations for D Block build out.

Regards,

Trudy J. Lewis, MPA
Administrative Services Manager
Arlington Police Department
ofc: 817-459-5658
trudy.lewis@arlingtontx.gov

 

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Comments of Inmarsat

Pham, Phuong [PPham@wbklaw.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 5:04 PM

On behalf Inmarsat, Inc., attached for filing are comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry in Docket No. 121031596-2596-01.

Phuong N. Pham
Of Counsel
2300 N Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037-1128
Main 202.783.4141
Direct 202.383.3395
Fax 202.783.5851
PPham@wbklaw.com
www.wbklaw.com

 

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Illinois SWIC and City of Chicago Response

Galvin, Joe [Joe.Galvin@illinois.gov]
Fri 11/9/2012 5:04 PM

Attached is our response to the NTIA Notice of Inquiry Regarding the Development of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Issued on 2012 09 28

Regards,

Joe Galvin
Illinois Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (Acting)
IEMA / Illinois Terrorism Taskforce
847.214.5252 or 312.833.1823
http://state.il.us/iema/SCIP.asp

 

 

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7Layers response

Mahesh.Kodukula@us.7Layers.com
Fri 11/9/2012 4:59 PM

Hello

Please see attached file from 7Layers as a response.

Best Regards,

Mahesh Kodukula
Validation Engineer, Verification & Validation Services

7Layers, Inc.
15 Musick
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
Phone: +1 (949) 297 8005
Mobile: +1 (858) 353 9247
Fax: +1 (949) 297 8100
Email: Mahesh.Kodukula@us.7Layers.com
http://www.7Layers.com

 

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Early Builders Advisory Council Response

Early, Todd [Todd.Early@dps.texas.gov]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:56 PM

Dear Firstnet and NTIA,

On behalf of the Early Builders Advisory Council, formerly known as the PSST Operator Advisory Committee, please file the attached response to the Firstnet Notice of Inquiry and Project Overviews.

Best Regards,

Todd M. Early
Chairman, Early Builders Advisory Council
Deputy Assistant Director – LESD
Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
Public Safety Communications Bureau
Texas Department of Public Safety
512-424-2121

 

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Tecore Networks Comments

Casey Joseph [cjoseph@tecore.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 5:00 PM

Hello,

Please find Tecore Networks comments attached for the FirstNet NOI. 

Best Regards,
Casey Joseph
Chief Technology Officer
Tecore Networks
Phone:  +1 410.872.6238
Fax:      +1 410.872.6010 
e-mail:   cjoseph@tecore.com

 

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Comments of TT Government Solutions

Andrle Jr, William J [wandrle@appcomsci.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:59 PM

Mr. Onyeije: 

Attached please find the comments of TT Government Solutions, Inc. responding to the FirstNet NOI.

Thank you,

William Andrle

William J. Andrle, Jr.
Executive Director

Advanced Networks and Cyber Infrastructure

Applied Communication Sciences
4601 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200
Arlington, Virginia  22203-1559

Direct:  703-875-3342
Mobile:  703-463-6232
E-mail: wandrle@appcomsci.com

www.appcomsci.com

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Cassidian Communications Comments

Roy McClellan [Roy.McClellan@cassidiancommunications.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:58 PM

Cassidian Communications submits the enclosed comments to the NTIA and FirstNet in response to the Notice of Inquiry, Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network, NTIA Docket No. 120928505-2505-01.

Cassidian appreciates the opportunity to comment on the subject proceeding and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the goals of the NTIA, FirstNet, and public safety practitioners to the creation of the interoperable nationwide public safety broadband network.

Regards,

W. Roy McClellan III P.E.
Vice President, Chief Technologist Radio Systems

Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America Company
1301 West President George Bush Highway

Suite 150
Richardson, Texas 75080
469.365.4980 MAIN
214.228.0322 MOBILE
www.CassidianCommunications.com

Please note my new email address:  roy.mcclellan@cassidiancommunications.com

Paula N. Graham
General Counsel

Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America Company
42505 Rio Nedo
P.O. Box 9007
Temecula, CA 92590
951.719.2120  DIRECT
www.CassidianCommunications.com

Please note my new email address:  paula.graham@cassidiancommunications.com

 

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Comments of Internet2

Baver, Emily [Baver.Emily@ARENTFOX.COM]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:53 PM

Attached, please find Internet2’s comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry regarding the Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network.

Alan G. Fishel
Emily S. Baver

Alan G. Fishel
Partner

Arent Fox LLP | Attorneys at Law
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036-5339
202.857.6450 DIRECT | 202.857.6395 FAX
fishel.alan@arentfox.com | www.arentfox.com

 

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Verizon Comments

Trosch, Sarah [sarah.trosch@verizon.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:52 PM

Attached are Verizon’s comments in response to the FirstNet NOI in Docket No. 120928505-2505-01.  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Morse at 202-515-2444  or robert.morse@verizon.com.

Sarah Trosch
Verizon Legal Department
1300 I Street, N.W. - Suite 400 West | Washington, D.C.  20005
Phone:  (202) 515-2453 | Fax:  (202) 289-6781| Email: sarah.trosch@verizon.com


 

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Comments of Sprint Nextel Corporation

Martina, Rafi [GA] [Rafi.Martina@sprint.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:50 PM

Attached please find the comments of Sprint Nextel Corporation in response to the Notice of Inquiry on Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Rafi Martina
Counsel, Legal and Government Affairs
Suite 700, 900 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Rafi.Martina@sprint.com
571.287.8136 (office)
703.587.7480 (mobile)

 

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Comments from the PSIC Office - State of Arizona

Michael Britt [Michael.Britt@azdoa.gov]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:51 PM

Please find the attached comments from the Public Safety Interoperable Communications Office for the State of Arizona representing the collective input of the PSIC Office, the AZPSBN working group and our public safety and service stakeholders.

Thank you for your consideration of these comments.

Michael Britt, PhD
PSIC Project Manager
ADOA - Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology / Public Safety Interoperable Communications Office

100 N 15th Avenue, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
michael.britt@azdoa.gov
602-300-2633

 

 

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State of Texas Response

Early, Todd [Todd.Early@dps.texas.gov]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:46 PM

Dear Firstnet / NTIA,

Attached is the State of Texas Response to the Firstnet Notice of Inquiry.  Thank you for allowing input into this very important network. 

Best regards,

Todd M. Early
Deputy Assistant Director – LESD
Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
Public Safety Communications Service
Texas Department of Public Safety
512-424-2121

 

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Raytheon Company Response

David Camin [dave.camin@raytheon.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:29 PM

Please find attached Raytheon Company's response to the Department of Commerce Notice of Inquiry on the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network. We thank NTIA and FirstNet for the opportunity to respond to requests for information and suggestions on the future design of the network.

If you have any questions or need further information related to our response, please feel free to ask.

Thank you.
Dave Camin
(See attached file: Raytheon - ADCOM response 11 9 2012.pdf)

David Camin
Security and Transportation Systems
JPS Communications Inc.
Network Centric Systems
Raytheon Company

+1 919-865-1267   (office)
+1 919-349-8329   (cell)
+1 919-790-1456   (fax)
dave.camin@raytheon.com

5800 Departure Drive
Raleigh, NC, 27616 USA
www.raytheon.com

 

 

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City of Philadelphia Comments

Robert.Sutton@phila.gov
Fri 11/9/2012 4:42 PM

Attached please find City of Philadelphia Comments in Docket No.
120928505-2505-01, concerning FirstNet.
(See attached file: CityofPhiladelphiaComments-Dkt#20928505-2505-01.pdf)

Robert Sutton, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor City of Philadelphia Law Department One Parkway Building, 17th Floor
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1595
tel: 215-683-5032
fax: 215-683-5071
email:  robert.sutton@phila.gov

 

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City of Fort Worth, Texas Comments

Streiffert, Steve [Steve.Streiffert@fortworthtexas.gov]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:38 PM

Attached are the comments from the City of Fort Worth, Texas.

| STEVE STREIFFERT| ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS | IT SOLUTIONS | 817.392.2221 |

 

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Mobile Data Users Group (MDUG) Response

dcochrane@indy.rr.com
Fri 11/9/2012 4:38 PM

The Mobile Data Users Group (MDUG) is an self-sustained organization of Public Safety and Enterprise wireless data professionals, with the charter to promote the exchange of information and experience across its member base.  Its membership primarily consists of city, county, and statewide IT and radio communications directors and managers who report directly into network decision makers for their jurisdictions.  They serve a broad constituency of public safety, public works, utilities, and enterprise users with network, device and application solutions.  MDUG also works closely with allied voice and dispatch user groups that serve similar constituencies.

 

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TASC and BTS Response

Monetti, Gary R (TASC) [Gary.Monetti@tasc.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:36 PM

Dear FirstNet NOI Comments Recipient ,

  TASC and BTS are pleased to provide our joint input and ideas relative to other network design and business plan considerations for the two conceptual presentations made at the inaugural Board meeting of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Thanks for affording TASC and BTS this opportunity to contribute ideas to a network of such National importance to the citizens of the United States of America. If you have any question please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Gary

Gary Monetti
Strategic Business Development Executive
Infrastructure Protection and Security
gary.monetti@tasc.com
o 202.863.5913    c 301.514.7992   

TASC
901 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
TASC.COM

 

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Comments of the Utilities Telecom Council

Brett Kilbourne [brett.kilbourne@utc.org]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:26 PM

Dear Sir/Madam:

Please find attached the Word and .pdf versions of the comments of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) in response to the Notice of Inquiry in the above-referenced proceeding at the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Thank you for your help in this matter.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Brett Kilbourne

Brett W. Kilbourne  | Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
UTILITIES TELECOM COUNCIL
1129 20th Street, NW #350  |  Washington, DC 20036 USA
Office: 1.202.833.6807  |  Fax: 1.202.872.1331
Email: brett.kilbourne@utc.org  |  Web: www.utc.org   |  Blog: www.utcinsight.org
NEW: SmartGrid SmartBrief – Sign up Today!

 

 

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CCA Comments

Tim Donovan [tim.donovan@competitivecarriers.org]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:26 PM

On behalf of Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), please find attached our comments in the matter of the deployment of the nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network, Docket No. 120928505-255-01, RIN 0660-XC002.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Best,

Tim Donovan
VP, Legislative Affairs
Competitive Carriers Association
805 15th Street NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20005
202.449.9866
202.747.0718 (direct)
202.617.9531 (mobile)
tim.donovan@competitivecarriers.org
www.competitivecarriers.org

 

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Comments from State of New Mexico

Matthew Plache [mjp@catalanoplache.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:25 PM

Attached for filing in response to NTIA’s NOI concerning the FirstNet Nationwide Network Architecture Proposal are comments prepared by the State of New Mexico.

-Matthew Plache

        Matthew J. Plache
        Catalano & Plache, PLLC
        3221 M Street, NW
        Washington, DC 20007
        Phone:  202-338-3200
        Mobile:   571-286-1290
        mjp@catalanoplache.com

 

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AT&T Comments

VITANZA, ROBERT (Legal) [RV4902@att.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:24 PM

Robert Vitanza
General Attorney

AT&T Services, Inc.
208 S. Akard St.
Dallas, TX  75202-4206
ph: 214-757-3357
m:  214-458-4835

 

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NRECA/NTCA Joint Comments

Jesse Ward [JWard@ntca.org]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:23 PM

Good afternoon,

Attached please find the written joint comments from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) in response to NTIA’s Notice of Inquiry issued on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), Docket No. 120928505-2505-01.

Points of Contact:

Jill Canfield
Director, Legal & Industry
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
4121 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
JCanfield@NTCA.org
703-351-2020

Martha Duggan
Senior Principal, Regulatory Affairs
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
Martha.Duggan@NRECA.coop
703-907-5848

Best Regards,

Jesse Ward
Industry & Policy Analysis Manager
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA)
4121 Wilson Boulevard, 10th Floor
Arlington, VA  22203
703-351-2007

 

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Comments of LightSquared Inc.

Dave Kumar [dkumar@G2W2.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:18 PM

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Comments of Alcatel-Lucent

Marks, Jeffrey (Jeffrey) [jeffrey.marks@alcatel-lucent.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:17 PM

Attached, please find the Comments of Alcatel-Lucent in response to the Notice of Inquiry on the Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network (Docket No.: 120928505-2505-01).

 

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LA-RICS Response

Pat Mallon [Pat.Mallon@LA-RICS.ORG]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:10 PM

National Telecommunications
and Information Administration, U.S.
Department of Commerce, 1401
Constitution Avenue NW., HCHB Room 7324,
  Attn: FirstNet NOI,
Washington,
DC 20230.

Sir,

Please find attached the Notice of Inquiry Response from the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority.  We thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important issue.

Patrick J. Mallon
Executive Director
LA-RICS Project Team
2525 Corporate Place, Suite 200
Monterey Park, CA  91754
Pat.Mallon@la-rics.org
Office:  (323) 881-8290
Fax:       (323) 264-0718

 

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TIA Comments

Mark Uncapher [MUncapher@tiaonline.org]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:15 PM

The Telecommunications Industry Association appreciates the opportunity to provide input on this matter.

Mark Uncapher

Mark Uncapher
Director, Regulatory & Government Affairs
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
d: 202.346.3244 | m: 202.423.5344
10 G Street, N.E., Suite 550
Washington, DC 20002 
MUncapher@tiaonline.org | tiaonline.org

 

 

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Comments of Southern Company Services

Jeffrey L. Sheldon [jsheldon@fr.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 4:11 PM

Attached are the Comments of Southern Company Services, Inc. (“Southern”) in response to NTIA’s September 28, 2012, Notice of Inquiry on the Public Safety Broadband Network. If there are any questions concerning this submission, please communicate with undersigned counsel for Southern.

Thank you.

Jeffrey L. Sheldon
FISH & RICHARDSON P.C.
1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor
Washington, DC  20005
T:  202.626.7761
F:  202.783.2331
E: jsheldon@fr.com

 

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Comments of NYPD Office of Information Technology

HASSETT, JAMES [James.Hassett@nypd.org]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:57 PM

Attached please find the comments of the New York City Police Department to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Notice of Inquiry regarding the design and implementation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

Respectfully Submitted,

James P. Hassett
NYPD Office of Information Technology

 

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Comments of the State of New Jersey

Boley, Kenneth [ken@interopgroup.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:55 PM

Attached please find the Comments of  State of New Jersey submitted in response to the NTIA Notice of Inquiry dated October 4, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 60680).  Thank you for including these comments in the record for FirstNet's consideration. 

-- 

Kenneth R. Boley
The Interoperability Group
ken@interopgroup.com
202-746-4600

 

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Qualcomm’s Comments

Kuzin, John [jkuzin@qualcomm.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:45 PM

Qualcomm’s Comments on the NTIA FirstNet Notice of Inquiry are attached to this email.

Regards,

John W. Kuzin
Senior Director, Government Affairs — Regulatory
Qualcomm Incorporated
1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  —  Suite 850
Washington, DC  20006
202.263.0022 office
jkuzin@qualcomm.com

 

 

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Oceus Networks Response

Doug Sharp [dsharp@oceusnetworks.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:26 PM

Please find attached Oceus Networks response to NTIA's Notice of Inquiry on
the Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband
Network.

Regards,
Douglas Sharp

Douglas Sharp
Director, Engineering

Oceus Networks
6760 Owl Lake Drive
Firestone, CO 80504, USA
Office  +1 720 491-9246
Mobile +1 720 373-1515
dsharp@oceusnetworks.com

www.oceusnetworks.com

 

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Response from the Colorado Governor's OIT

Shepherd, Brian [brian.shepherd@state.co.us]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:18 PM

To whom it may concern:

Please find attached the response from the Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) to the Notice Of Inquiry regarding the Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network.  OIT appreciates the opportunity to provide input on this matter and we look forward to working with FirstNet and the NTIA.

Please contact us directly with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
Brian Shepherd

--
Brian Shepherd
Broadband Program Manager

Governor's Office of Information Technology
601 E. 18th St., Denver, CO 80203
303.764.7826 (D) | 720.320.3723 (M)
Brian.Shepherd@state.co.us

 

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iWire365 LLC & Emtec Federal Inc Response

William Hadala [williammichael@iwire365.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:13 PM

Hello, 

On behalf of iWire365 LLC & Emtec Federal Inc, I have attached a formal response for the FirstNet Notice of Inquiry.  

Our attached response / document is entitled, "FirstNet Web Services Application Store & Conceptual Architecture".  

I look forward to receiving a receipt of confirmation that you have accepted our formal comment.  

Thanks!  

All the best,

William 

William Michael Hadala, Jr., PMP
President & Chief Executive Officer 
iWire365
972.994.6650 ext. 113 
805.906.9438 
www.iWire365.com 

 

 

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Kodiak Networks Response

Bujji Vempati [Bvempati@kodiaknetworks.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:09 PM

Please find attached comments submitted by Kodiak Networks in response to the Notice of Inquiry issued by the NTIA on behalf of FirstNet.

Kodiak Networks thanks FirstNet and NTIA for their commitment to ensuring the deployment of an interoperable Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and islooking forward to partnering with FirstNet to deliver a solution to help the Public Safety organizations of our nation.

Kindly confirm receipt by email.

Best regards,

Bujji Vempati
VP, Advanced Technology
Kodiak Networks
1501 10th Street
Suite 130
Plano, TX 75074
Cell: +1 214-908-0036

 

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Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) Comments

Colleen von Hollen [colleen@bennetlaw.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:09 PM

Please find attached RTG’s Comments submitted to NTIA with respect to the referenced proceeding.

Docket No. 120928505-25-5-01
RIN:  0660-XC002

=====================

Colleen von Hollen
Bennet & Bennet, PLLC
Direct No.: (202) 551-0024
Main No.: (202) 371-1500

6124 MacArthur Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20816

 

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Comments of DISH Network L.L.C.

Kogan, Hadass [Hadass.Kogan@dish.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:05 PM

Attached please find the comments of DISH Network L.L.C. in Docket Nos. 120928505–2505–01 and 121031596–2596–01 regarding the Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network Notice of Inquiry.

Best regards,

Hadass Kogan
Associate Corporate Counsel
DISH Network, LLC
1110 Vermont Ave NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005
Hadass.Kogan@dish.com
(202) 463-3711

 

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California Response

Wong, Karen [Karen.Wong@state.ca.gov]
Fri 11/9/2012 3:03 PM

The State of California offers the attached to the Notice of Inquiry on the conceptual network architecture presentation made at the FirstNet Responder Network Authority (“FirstNet”) Board of Directors’ meeting of September 25, 2012 and related matters.

Thank you,

Karen Wong
Director
Public Safety Communications Office
California Technology Agency

916.657.9482

 

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Hawaii Response

Todd.M.Crosby@hawaii.gov
Fri 11/9/2012 2:47 PM

Attached is the State of Hawai‘i's response to Docket No: 121031596-2596-01,  RIN: 0660-XC003

 

Todd Crosby
Special Assistant to the CIO
State of Hawaii
Office of Information Management and Technology

1177 Alakea St, Room 305
Honolulu Hawaii 96813
(808)586-1930 x535  Fax (808)586-1922
Todd.M.Crosby@Hawaii.gov

 

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Lockheed Martin Comments

Butler, Michael S [michael.s.butler@lmco.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:46 PM

Shown in the attached file is Lockheed Martin’s comments to subject inquiry.

Confirmation that you received this message and was able to open the attached file would be appreciated.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank-you,

Michael S. Butler
Staff Contracts Negotiator
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Information Systems & Global Solutions
703-367-1150 (Phone)
703-367-6319 (Fax)

 

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City of San Diego Comments

Cetta, Jennifer [JCetta@PattonBoggs.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:44 PM

Hello, 

For your review and consideration attached  are comments of the City of San Diego to the FirstNet Notice of Inquiry in NTIA Docket No. 120928505-2505-01.   

Please note that the City of San Diego point of contact regarding that attached comments is the following:

David Hazlett
Deputy Director, Department of IT
City of San Diego
1220 Caminito Centro BLG 38
San Diego, CA. 92102
619-525-8650

I look forward to receiving a receipt of confirmation that you have accepted our formal comment.  

Best regards,
Jennifer Cetta
Patton Boggs LLP
2550 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-1350
(202) 457-6546 direct
(202) 457-6315 fax
JCetta@PattonBoggs.com

 

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Comments of the Edison Electric Institute

Trotta, Jonathan P. [jtrotta@stinson.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:39 PM

To Whom It May Concern:

Attached please find comments of the Edison Electric Institute (“EEI”) in response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Notice of Inquiry seeking input on the conceptual network architecture presentation made at the FirstNet Board of Director’s September 25, 2012 meeting, and related network design considerations (Docket No. 120928505-2505-01).

Best Regards,
Jon Trotta

Jonathan P. Trotta | Attorney | Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800 | Washington, DC 20006-4605
T: 202.728.3035 | F: 202.572.9956
jtrotta@stinson.com | www.stinson.com

 

 

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Response - Telecommunications Consulting Inc.

shekhar [shekhar@tciservices.net]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:36 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,

Telecommunications Consulting Inc. is submitting the attached response to NTIA’s Notice of Inquiry.

Sincerely,

Shekhar Deshpande
(858) 232-9095

 

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OtterBox Response

Matthew Hendrix [matthew.hendrix@otterbox.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:36 PM

OtterBox Products appreciates the opportunity and is pleased to respond to the Notice of Inquiry from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration regarding Docket No: 120928505-2505-01; Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network.

Please find comments attached regarding the initial proposal submitted by FirstNet on September 25, 2012.  We welcome the opportunity for continued comments and further discussion regarding the development of a Nationwide Interoperable PSBN with FirsNet. 

Regards,
Matt Hendrix

www.OtterBox.com
We’ve Got Technology Covered

Matt Hendrix
Business Development Executive
Business Solutions - Government
Phone: (443) 876-6954
Email:  matthew.hendrix@otterbox.com

OtterBox
209 S. Meldrum Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521

 

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Ericsson Comments

Sullivan, Michael [MSullivan@wbklaw.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:34 PM

Attached please find the comments of Ericsson Inc in response to the FirstNet Notice of Inquiry issued by NTIA.

Michael Deuel Sullivan
Partner
2300 N Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037-1128
Main 202.783.4141
Direct 202.383.3332
Cell 202.365.1294
Fax 202.783.5851
MSullivan@wbklaw.com
www.wbklaw.com

 

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Comments from the Datamaxx Group

Richard Bohmer [Richard.Bohmer@datamaxx.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:27 PM

The Datamaxx Group is a long term partner with Public Safety & the Criminal Justice community and has been for over 20 years.  We have been carefully watching the FirstNet proceedings and would like to offer comments regarding the establishment of this important Public Safety Broadband Network.

As a mattter of background, we have very mature credentials in Mobile Computing / Wireless Technology and supporting applications and operate a hosted Criminal Justice Gateway in compliance with the CJIS Security Policy, connecting thousands of users to NCIC.  This system provides a secure cloud computing environment for our Law Enforcement users and offers service to these users on a subscription basis consistent with the goals of FirstNet to provide affordable access to these important Law Enforcement systems.  Our scalable Network Operations Center can support hosted applications and would be an ideal environment for hosting a Public Safety App's store.  We would welcome further discussion on this matter.

We also believe that the mission critical needs of Public Safety will, over a relatively short period of time, exhaust the capabilities of FirstNet's LTE core and would like to offer for consideration a break through technology in Bandwidth Aggregation (BAG) for TCP applications.

In the attached document, we motivate the advantages of simultaneous use of multiple interfaces and consider a network layer architecture that enables such use. Our network layer architecture provides many different services and is transparent to applications/transport protocols and is easy to deploy.

One of the services provided by the architecture is that of BAG - aggregating bandwidth of the multiple interfaces to increase application throughput. We look at this service in the context of TCP applications. The use of multiple paths with varying characteristics introduces challenges in the form of reordering. TCP reacts to the DUP-ACKs generated by the reordered packets by unnecessary fast retransmissions and by invoking congestion control which can lower throughput significantly. To improve the performance of TCP in this setting, we propose a scheduling algorithm PET that minimizes reordering by taking into consideration individual path characteristics. To overcome any residual reordering after PET, we propose a buffer management policy BMP that tries to hide the effects of reordering from TCP by sending packets in order as far as possible. We show through simulation that PET in combination with BMP achieves good bandwidth aggregation under a variety of network conditions. This solution is thus both performance-effective as well as easy to deploy.

We look forward to contributing to the success of FirstNet and responding to any questions you may have regarding our response to your NOI.

The Datamaxx Group
Corporate Office
2001 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32311-7854
850 558-8000
www.datamaxx.com
Contact:  Michael Stephenson, VP Sales & Business Development

Metro DC Contact:
Rich Bohmer
Sales Consultant
The Datamaxx Group
703 743-9762

 

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BostonMA Comments

Willette Hill [Willette.Hill@bbklaw.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 2:22 PM

Attached please find Comments of the City of Boston, Massachusetts submitted in response to the September 28, 2012 Notice of Inquiry issued by the NTIA on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority, Docket No. 120928505-2505-01.

Gerard Lederer  | Best Best & Krieger LLP
Washington Office

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Suite 4300, Washington, DC 20006
Direct: (202) 370-5304 | Fax: (202) 785-1234
email: gerard.lederer@bbklaw.com

 

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Nokia Siemens Networks Comments

Khlopin, Derek (NSN - US/Herndon) [derek.khlopin@nsn.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 1:53 PM

Re: Docket No. 120928505–2505–01 - Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network - Notice of Inquiry (NOI)

Nokia Siemens Networks submits the attached Comments in response to the NOI referenced above. Nokia Siemens Networks is pleased to provide input on important issues surrounding the deployment of a network that is capable of bringing critical capabilities to first responders across the nation. We look forward to continued opportunities to engage with the FirstNet Board of Directors and NTIA. 

Please contact the undersigned with any questions regarding this submission.

Best regards,

Derek Khlopin
Nokia Siemens Networks

Head of Government Relations
North America
derek.khlopin@nsn.com

 

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Comments of Motorola Solutions

Seidel Catherine-RGXQ74 [cathy.seidel@motorolasolutions.com]
Fri 11/9/2012 1:48 PM

Attached are the comments of Motorola Solutions responding to the Notice of Inquiry on the Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network.

Respectfully submitted,

Catherine W. Seidel
Chief – Global Spectrum and Regulatory Policy
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
O:
202 371 6900
E: cathy.seidel@motorolasolutions.com

 

 

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