T-Mobile Tapped for National Wireless Priority
Jan 23, 2003, 8:35 AM by (staff)
T-Mobile USA this week announced that the National Communications System (NCS), through contractor DynCorp, has awarded the company a Nationwide Wireless Priority Service (WPS) contract. T-Mobile also announced that WPS is now operational in 15 metro areas in the East, including greater Washington, D.C. and New York City, which have been operational since May 2002. WPS enables designated national security and emergency preparedness personnel greatly improved capability to complete wireless calls during times of emergency.
T-Mobile Fined $17.5 Million Over 911 Outage
T-Mobile has settled with the FCC regarding two separate 911 outages on its national wireless network that prevented customers from reaching emergency services for a period of three hours. T-Mobile agreed to pay the FCC $17.5 million in fines and take steps to improve the strength of its network and 911 services.
Gov Taps AT&T to Build Dedicated First Responder Network
AT&T will build a nationwide wireless network explicitly for the use of first responders and emergency personnel, the company said today. The U.S.
AT&T Key Partner in NSA Spying
AT&T is being called a "highly collaborative" partner of the NSA, and showed the government agency an "extreme willingness to help" spy on Americans, suggests a new report published by the New York Times. The Times based its report on documents supplied by Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who first revealed the government's mass-scale spying efforts two years ago.
FCC Chair Would Bar Use of Universal Service Fund to Buy Equipment from Companies that Pose Security Risks
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to prevent the government and companies from using the Universal Service Fund to buy equipment from companies that represent a security threat to the U.S. "Threats to national security posed by certain communications equipment providers are a matter of bipartisan concern.