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The real emergency is the state of our nation's 911 capabilities

Satellite communications must play a larger role in emergency communications, says Tony Bardo of the satellite broadband provider Hughes.

Tags: Tony Bardo , Hughes , 911 , emergency communications , Satellite communications , commentary

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 05:37am EDT

Alan Tilles, Chairman of Telecommunications, Shulman Rogers

It will be several more years, at least, until first responders can access a nation-wide broadband network being built exclusively for them. It's called the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet. Even with a $7 billion budget, the project has encountered a number of obstacles. Alan Tilles is the chairman of telecommunications at the law firm Shulman Rogers. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on FirstNet's struggles.

Tags: Alan Tilles , FirstNet , Shulman Rogers , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Commerce Department

Monday - 04/06/2015, 09:54am EDT

Michael Byrne, Former Geographic Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio is speaking to the finalists. This former Federal Communication Commission employee is being honored for helping the public and policymakers know their Internet, cable and TV options. As a geographic information officer with the FCC, Michael Byrne mapped out broadband availability across America, sometimes block by block. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss his former role and how it led to his nomination. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists. Read a related story and Q&A with Byrne.

Tags: Service to America Medals , Mike Byrne ,

Friday - 07/25/2014, 02:48pm EDT

Sammies finalist puts FCC 'on the map' -- literally

Michael Byrne provided comprehensive data about nationwide broadband coverage to citizens, activists, policymakers and industry, helping them to make better informed decisions.

Tags: Michael Byrne , people , Sammies , Service to America Medals , FCC , thing

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 01:06pm EDT

Power outages pull broadband communications oversight to forefront

A former FCC official is calling for more accountability of emergency communication systems in the wake of the 911 failures during a June storm that pummeled the Washington metro area.

Tags: Jamie Barnett , FCC , 911 , emergency communications , Technology , Oversight , derecho

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 11:28am EDT

Broadband adoption leveling off, survey finds

John Horrigan, vice president of policy research at TechNet, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the survey results.

Tags: John Horrigan , TechNet , Technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 04:24pm EDT

Managed broadband services

Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing with Tony Bardo, assitant vice president for Government Solutions at Hughes.
January 10, 2012

Tags: Technology , managed networks , Managed services , networks , Hughes , field office , Tony Bardo , cost savings , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , USDA , FSIS

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 11:46pm EST

Mobile broadband emerges as hot topic at MilCom forum

As MilCom conference gets underway, Roger Krone, president of Boeing Network and Space Systems, discusses challenges of taking broadband communications mobile.

Tags: Roger Krone , Boeing , MILCOM , mobile , Boeing Network and Space Systems

Monday - 11/07/2011, 12:11pm EST

Does your government agency have branch offices in remote locations?

Does your government agency have branch offices in remote locations? If so, those areas may not have the land-based infrastructure necessary for reliable, high-speed communications. Hughes can help. Hughes satellite broadband technology provides comprehensive network coverage throughout North America—even in the most remote areas. With satellite broadband, government agencies in remote locations can improve the security and reliability of their communications networks while increasing the effectiveness of government operations and key citizen services such as emergency communications, telework, distance learning, and telemedicine.

Tags: Technology , Satcom Report , Hughes , remote access , telework , Distance Learning

Monday - 03/01/2010, 10:21am EST
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