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Communications eNews
October 2009

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IN THIS ISSUE
Update on 700MHz
H1N1, 9-1-1 call-takers, and you
Take action on wireless broadband
Police scanner as iPod app
Dear PoliceOne Member,

This month marks the 20-year anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked Northern California. In the two decades that have transpired since then, we've had several major natural disasters, myriad "little" ones, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Among the topics we tackle in this issue is a look at some of the latest developments in the slow slog toward interoperable communications.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
Communications Feature
Update on 700MHz
Police need an interoperable wireless broadband network that has a nationwide footprint and incorporates the latest technologies, but today the general public has better wireless communication capabilities than most first responders. With a new chairman at the FCC, that may be changing. Full column
News Analysis
Syndromic surveillance for pandemic illness
What implications does H1N1 influenza have on first responders, and what role do today’s public safety communications centers play in syndromic surveillance? Full story
Tip to Take Action
Deadline looms for comments on 700MHz waiver requests
The opportunity for you to submit comments about agencies petitioning the FCC to build their own regional wireless broadband networks in 700 MHz will terminate on October 16, 2009. Full tip
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