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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Ken Pearce — a long time subscriber to this newsletter — has just returned from a trip to Haiti where he installed radio equipment for emergency communications. He said that he monitored paging frequencies and heard no activity. He is preparing an article about his heroic efforts there. It might have been in today's newsletter but unfortunately his mother passed away on Tuesday. My sincerest condolences to Ken on his loss. I look forward to his report when time permits. It wouldn't take much to put at least one good paging transmitter down there to cover Polrt-au-Prince and link it back to the USA over the Internet. I am sure the many doctors and other emergency personnell would make good use of it. Please contact me if you want to know how to do it.

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Please don't miss the news article about the loss of paging service in Plumas County — northern California. It is just this sort of irresponsible crap baloney that is hurting the paging industry. This makes me angry! I have received several other reports like this one. I usually don't publish them because I don't want to be accused of "picking on" USA Mobility.

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This is the AAPC's weekly newsletter about Wireless Messaging. You are receiving this because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list.

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A new issue of The Wireless Messaging Newsletter gets posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon central US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the Internet. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers — so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get readers' comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.


Editorial Opinion pieces present the opinions of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of AAPC, its publisher, or its sponsors.

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The local newspaper here in Springfield, Illinois costs 75¢ a copy and it NEVER mentions paging. If you receive some benefit from this publication maybe you would like to help support it financially? A donation of $25.00 would represent approximately 50¢ a copy for one year. If you are so inclined, please click on the PayPal Donate button above. No trees were chopped down to produce this electronic newsletter.

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Brad Dye, Ron Mercer, Allan Angus, and Vic Jackson are friends and colleagues who work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects. Click here  for a summary of their qualifications and experience. They collaborate on consulting assignments, and share the work according to their individual expertise and their schedules.

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Global Paging Convention
June 16 - 18, 2010
Charleston, SC
The Mills House


Now is the time to start making your plans to join worldwide professionals in the paging industry and learn from their diverse experiences and successes, peruse vendor exhibits, and network, all while enjoying the beauty and history of Charleston, SC.

This event will blend plenty of social networking and learning from one another with informative educational presentations in a destination that has been named as one of the top 5 U.S. destinations for fourteen years. Charleston combines luxury and history with an international flavor that will make any visitor feel at home.

Quotes from 2009 attendees:

“The joining together of paging carriers from around the globe was truly a profound experience. For those of us in the U.S. it was like looking into a crystal ball. What we do with that look and the information we gathered will determine the path that we take and ultimately our future.”

“It changed the way we understood paging and helped us to refocus our strategy.”

Educational sessions
We are currently developing the agenda and we would like your input. Our members’ input is critical in shaping sessions that are directly relevant to you and improving your business in the future.

  • Do you have a new direction you are considering?
  • A technology you want to learn more about?
  • A problem that you can’t just seem to resolve and want additional input?

If so—please e-mail Linda at and we will work to address this at the conference.

boat All aboard! There’s no better way to experience the beauty of Charleston and her history than from the decks of a yacht. New for 2010, enjoy a chance to unwind and review Thursday’s session with colleagues enjoying the fresh sea air and incredible harbor views that Charleston has to offer. Seating is limited and registration is available when you register for the conference.

Plan to attend the Global Paging Convention now and be a part of Paging history!

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Out of touch: Pager provider abandons area

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
Plumas County News

Several organizations operating on the eastern side of the county became aware of something strange in the third week in January: Their pagers were malfunctioning.

Eastern Plumas District Hospital Information Technology Manager Rick Boyd received a call from a doctor Monday, Jan. 11. The doctor explained the hospital attempted to page him the night before and he never received the message. Boyd tested the pager and got no response. He proceeded to test some spares he had on hand and discovered they also didn't work.

As it became apparent that the trend had to be larger than a malfunction in the pagers themselves, he called Grace-Ann Mason, the Quincy representative for Walltech, the pager provider for the hospital.

Boyd reported Mason looked into the problem and later told him the company that owned the pager tower that all the providers in the area used would no longer be maintaining the service.

In a short phone interview, Mason said she hadn't received a full briefing from USA Mobility, the company operating the tower.

Boyd said he knew Portola and Graeagle were both out of service, and he suspected problems would extend to Loyalton and Hallelujah Junction.

The IT manager said he immediately switched the contact information for all on-call doctors to cell phone and home phone numbers, and asked those doctors to call in more often when traveling.

Plumas County Mental Health Director John Sebold reported his department had been experiencing problems with its pagers for several months.

He said his agency tried replacing batteries and entire pagers at first and also talked to the on-call service that receives after-hours calls and pages the on-call therapist.

Sebold said Walltech was also contacted several times to see if something could be going wrong on that end.

Mental Health Fiscal Officer Bianca Harrison said Mason called Thursday, Jan. 14, with information that the Beckwourth Peak tower was out of service and that USA Mobility didn't plan to bring it back into use.

Harrison said her conversation with Mason gave her the impression there was no pager service south of Beckwourth and there might be issues in Lassen County.

She described the department taking similar measures to those Boyd talked about at EPHC, switching on-call notifications to cell phones, telling on-call employees to call in more often and explaining to them they were expected to stay in range of cell phone service.

Sebold said he contacted several other agencies to see if their pagers worked and many people in Quincy were under the impression their pagers were working fine.

The mental health director wasn't convinced, saying many people only conducted pager tests in their offices and his department had experienced inconsistent pager coverage throughout the county in recent months.

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative Network Administrator Rob Brandt said one of PSREC's employees who was married to a county employee informed him there was a problem with the pager system.

Sebold confirmed the spouse was one of his employees. Brandt said the tip prompted his company to conduct a pager test in Portola. He said all five pagers failed to get the message.

Brandt reported the first USA Mobility customer support representative he contacted told him to replace the pagers because the service should be fine.

“So all five quit at once supposedly,” he quipped during an interview.

Brandt said on a second call he worked his way to a supervisor who said she would call back in a couple days.

He said when he got that call, it was from an administrator who informed him the company was pulling the tower out because there wasn't enough revenue to sustain it.

Brandt said he was pretty sure his company had tested pagers as far as Loyalton, finding problems there as well.

Brandt said his company needed to have a system to replace the pagers because PSREC employees had to be reachable in a variety of locations.

He said the company was looking into satellite pagers or portable radios and he wanted to share any solutions the company found with other agencies that used the pager system previously and possibly buy into a new communication system with those groups.

Brandt said it was sad that in a small area one company that wasn't a team player could damage so many others. He was also upset the company cutting off the service didn't seem to tell any of the customers about the change.

He said the groups affected should work together to make sure a new solution was based in the small-town tradition of looking after each other instead of being held hostage by an outside group.

USA Mobility Public Relations Representative Bob Lougee, who is also listed as the Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Representative, was unaware of the issue when first contacted by Feather Publishing.

He said his company usually didn't own towers and that this was probably a problem with another company's operation.

He asked for information on the claims his company was no longer providing service in an e-mail.

After receiving the information, he sent a response e-mail, which began, “In a nutshell, the answer is yes, we discontinued service in November to this relatively small coverage area within our nationwide network because, quite simply, it had cost us more to provide service to the area than the revenue we received for providing the service.”

“In short, we had been providing service at a loss in that area.”

“Thus, given the company's business objective to operate profitably (not to mention an obligation to our shareholders to do so), we are required to remove coverage where there is a lack of profitable demand.”

Lougee added that “for competitive reasons” he couldn't give specific details on the number of customers that would be affected by the service being shut down.

He also didn't answer a question about what geographical areas would be impacted by the change.

He continued, “I would also note that we do not take the removal of network coverage lightly, recognizing that at least a few customers inevitably are impacted by such a decision.”

“To put this matter in a bit more perspective, paging demand nationwide (for us as well as the entire paging industry) has been gradually declining for a number of years as a number of customers have opted for various other wireless technologies, mostly cellular, which is still more expensive than paging — and always will be — but is less expensive by comparison than it was a decade ago.”

“Even so, USA Mobility, as the nation's largest paging provider with approximately 70 percent of the market in the U.S., continues to expand coverage in certain areas across the country even while our overall subscriber base declines.”

“In fact, last year we added several hundred transmitters where there was new and profitable demand for paging services.”

“Overall, our one-way paging network covers more than 90 percent of the U.S. population.”

Source: Plumas County News

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Judge rules RIM did not infringe on Motorola patent

News by Todd Haselton
Thursday February 04, 2010.

In London a judge has ruled that Research in Motion (RIM) did not infringe on an e-mail gateway patent filed by Motorola, the Calgary Herald reports.

Even still, in January Motorola filed five more patent infringement claims with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against RIM that involve WiFi technologies, application management, user interfaces, and power management controls. Those claims have not yet been investigated or settled. [via Calgary Herald]

Source: Mobile Burn

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AT&T Launches Mobile Paging and Group Notification Solution for Healthcare Organizations

AT&T First Carrier to Offer WIC Pager, a Notification Solution Accessible Over Cellular and Wi-Fi Networks with Optional Encryption Capabilities

DALLAS, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T* today announced it is teaming with Wallace Wireless, Inc. to offer Wallace Information Communicator (WIC) Pager, a premium group alert notification solution for hospitals and healthcare organizations to help address their productivity, security and coverage needs.

AT&T is the first wireless carrier to offer the solution as WIC Pager from AT&T, available to customers later this month. The solution provides a tightly integrated communication experience between healthcare professionals and hospital departments by enabling centralized administration, group notification and real-time delivery statuses identifying when alerts have been sent, received, opened and responded to.

WIC Pager from AT&T is compatible with AT&T's existing Enterprise Paging service, which can extend WIC Pager to virtually any AT&T device and provides enhanced paging functionality such as long SMS messages up to 456 characters, delivery receipts and two-way messaging. This results in enhanced communication that can improve medical information management. For on-call physicians and caregivers, the WIC Pager software on their BlackBerry® smartphone features a unique inbox to distinguish pager alerts from email and SMS messages and enables one-click call back and one-click response. Distinct ringtones can be set to ring until the alert is viewed, even if the user has their device set to quiet or vibrate.

"It's not just pager replacement. Healthcare customers are bringing their largest alerting problems to AT&T: they are looking for a solution that can offer greater in-building coverage, improved reliability and security, and tight integration with existing healthcare infrastructure, enabling timely and well-documented responses from their caregivers," said Chris Hill, vice president, mobility product management, AT&T Business Solutions. "AT&T is committed to delivering applications that can solve these problems. WIC Pager from AT&T provides the choice of a simple single device solution that leverages the healthcare organization's Wi-Fi® infrastructure and the BlackBerry platform to deliver a notification solution for doctors, nurses and caregivers."

"Wallace Wireless is pleased to collaborate with AT&T to provide organizations with a powerful alerting solution that integrates with and improves existing healthcare workflows," said Rob Moffat, President, Wallace Wireless. "WIC Pager provides hospitals and many other healthcare organizations with a reliable and easy-to-use application that provides timely and valuable information to caregivers, and ultimately improves the organization's efficiency and quality of care."

WIC Pager from AT&T is designed with IT integration in mind. It runs on the AT&T cellular network and is also available on Wi-Fi networks, which allows hospitals to leverage AT&T's extensive portfolio of Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones and extend in-building coverage via their own Wi-Fi infrastructure. WIC Pager also integrates seamlessly with an organization's existing IT systems, including support for the WCTP protocol, a SOAP-based API for health/clinical information systems and alarm systems integration, as well as tight integration with an organization's BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

For more information on WIC Pager from AT&T, visit

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T |DIRECTVSM brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T's Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

© 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 3G service not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

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Healthcare's Cypress Selects IgeaCare for Communications Solution

By Mini Swamy
TMCnet Contributor

February 01, 2010

Cypress Court, a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing accommodations and offering services to those who are unable to fend for themselves, claims that it provides superior healthcare, services and hospitality.

The assisted living community says constantly adapts itself to the changing needs of the residents, families and community.

Recently, the facility announced its decision to partner with IgeaCare to augment existing services, having identified a problem in the existing nurse call system which left it extremely vulnerable. Specifically, Cypress Court needed to replace it with a solution that would improve communications between residents and staff members.

Kevin Yirak, a regional accountant at Cypress Court at Mesa, said, “We at Cypress Court were interested in providing our residents with a state-of-the-art nurse call system which included features such as voice communication, call recording, and reliable support. We found such a product with IgeaCare.”

IgeaCare’s state-of-art Nurse Call solution is a full fledged package which comes with pocket paging, apoloDS reporting system, IgeaTrak call recording and door monitoring tools which allow caregivers to be aware of resident needs at all times.

A little in depth analysis of the individual components of the Nurse Call Solutions that IgeCare offers serves to emphasize the understanding that has gone into designing the products. The pocket paging solution affords seamless communication between the resident and the caregiver which in turn allows for quick response. The apoloDS server is an integration of pagers, email, telephone, and other modes of communication, which trigger a back-up solution if the caregiver is otherwise occupied. Devices attached to doors indicate breaches, while call boxes ensure complete security at night.

In order to maintain its standards of high level resident care and safety, Cypress Court has also installed the IgeaTrack call recording solution. This helps to monitor nurse calls as and when they happen and ensure that the highest level of care is given. Running reports and managing staff levels according to requirement are direct offshoots of the system. Indeed, such comprehensive Nurse Call Solutions prioritize and deliver almost simultaneously.

Michael Rochon, CEO at IgeaCare Solutions, said, “IgeaCare is proud to be affiliated with a company that is so dedicated to offering the best possible tools to their staff. The superior care that the residents receive is nothing short of extraordinary, and we are pleased to be a part of that.”

It seems Cypress Court, together with IgeaCare, has set a new benchmark as far as assisted living community goes.


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BloostonLaw Telecom Update

Published by the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP

[Portions reproduced here with the firm's permission.]

   Vol. 13, No. 5 x February 3, 2010   

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Modified CPNI Annual Certification Due March 1

The FCC has modified the format for the annual CPNI certification, to clarify some of the information requested. Carriers should use the modified format and should update the reported information (as necessary), for their “Annual Certification of CPNI Compliance” for 2009. The certification must be filed with the FCC by March 1. BloostonLaw has modified the report format in response to the FCC’s clarifications for 2009, Clients can contact us for the revised report format.

Note that the annual certification should include the following three required Exhibits: (a) a detailed Statement Explaining How The Company’s Operating Procedures Ensure Compliance With The FCC’S CPNI Rules to reflect the Company’s policies and information; (b) a Statement of Actions Taken Against Data Brokers; and (c) a Summary of Customer Complaints Regarding Unauthorized Release of CPNI. A company officer with personal knowledge that the company has established operating procedures adequate to ensure compliance with the rules must execute the Certification, place a copy of the Certification and accompanying Exhibits in the Company’s CPNI Compliance Records, and file the certification with the FCC in the correct fashion.

Our clients can forward the original to BloostonLaw in time for the firm to make the filing with the FCC by March 1, if desired. We ask that any filings be forwarded to us by Friday, February 26. BloostonLaw is prepared to help our clients meet this requirement, by assisting with preparation of their certification filing; reviewing the filing to make sure that the required showings are made; filing the certification with the FCC, and obtaining a proof-of-filing copy for your records. Clients interested in obtaining BloostonLaw's CPNI compliance manual should contact Gerry Duffy (202-828-5528) or Mary Sisak (202-828-5554). Note: If you file the CPNI certification, you must also file the FCC Form 499-A Telecom Reporting Worksheet by April 1.

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  • RUS awards $310 million in Recovery Act BIP grants.
  • RUS provides additional resources to potential BIP applicants.
  • FCC sets comment dates on FNPRM for testing Emergency Alert System.
  • FCC seeks comment on data fields necessary to implement LNP.
  • FCC seeks comment on NECA’s proposed 2010 modifications to average schedule formulas.

RUS Awards $310 Million In Recovery Act BIP Grants

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of 14 Broadband Infrastructure projects that will receive $309,923,352 through funding made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). An additional $3,551,887 in private investment brings the total to $313,475,239. Altogether, Congress awarded the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) $2.5 billion in Broadband Initiative Program (BIP) funding to help bring broadband services to rural unserved and underserved communities.

"The Obama Administration will strengthen communities in rural areas through these broadband investments and provide employment opportunities, building a solid foundation for future economic growth," Vilsack said. "The awards for these broadband projects will support anchor institutions — such as libraries, public buildings and community centers — that are necessary for the viability of rural communities."

In rural Burleigh County, N.D., for example, BEK Communications Cooperative has been selected to receive a $2 million grant and $2 million loan with an additional $2 million in leveraged funds, Vilsack said. The company will expand the existing system to offer fiber-to-the-premises service to more than 540 homes and anchor institutions that are currently underserved. The existing system provides service to 53 percent of the population in the area, and among the current users, 22 percent derive household income from the Internet. This expansion is expected to stimulate economic growth by bringing on new users.

Funding of individual recipients is contingent upon their meeting the terms of the loan, grant or loan/grant agreement. Below is a complete list of recent Recovery Act Broadband award recipients by state and county:

Southwestern Alaska: United Utilities, $43,982,240 grant and $44,158,522 loan. The funding will provide middle mile connectivity to 65 communities.

Butler County: Butler Telephone Co., Inc., $3,892,920 grant. The funding will provide high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory. The system is being built so that it can be easily upgraded to accommodate future services.

San Joaquin, Tranquility, and Fresno Counties: Audeamus, $2,741,505 grant and $2,741,505 loan. The proposed project is a fiber-based broadband infrastructure for the unserved and underserved communities in this service area. A last-mile project, it will provide access to approximately 1,500 households, local businesses and anchor institutions in the communities.

Meriden and Archer Counties: C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association, $1,519,225 grant and $1,519,225 loan, $1,525,315 in matching funds. Funding will provide services via a fiber optic network to rural communities with high speed internet exceeding 20 Mbps.

Bennett, Delmar, and Lowden Counties: F & B Communications, Inc., $1,609,162 grant and $1,628,588 loan. Funding will provide services via high speed fiber optic network with speeds exceeding 20Mbps. System will allow for expansion at a future date.

Spring brook County: LaMotte Telephone Company, $187,815 grant, and $187,815 loan. The funding will provide services from a 300-foot tower and WiMax installation for wireless broadband service in the surrounding area.

Kansas (1% of the network is to be built in Nebraska)
Western Kansas, Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc., $49,588,807 grant and $51,612,842 loan. Funding will provide service in an area 99.5 percent unserved/underserved and provide a rural infrastructure required for economic stability, education and healthcare. The company is a cooperative and RUS partner on 32 other projects. It leads a team of seven companies with this shovel-ready project.

Tennessee (1% of the network is to be built in Kentucky)
Northern Tennessee, North Central Telephone Cooperative, Inc., $24,715,709 grant and $24,964,000 loan. The funding will provide the necessary infrastructure to provide advanced voice, video, and data services that exceed 20Mbps to remote and rural communities in the service area.

Morehouse Parish, Northeast Louisiana Telephone Company, Inc., $4,359,000 grant and $8,124,600 loan. Funding will provide an active Ethernet system with symmetrical speeds of 20 Mbps. The system will be using buried fiber to the premise.

Ralls County, Ralls County Electric Cooperative, $9,548,908 grant and $9,548,909 loan. Funding for this project will provide a fiber optic network to residential and commercial members and the underserved safety and anchor agencies in the service area. This is a State of Missouri demonstration project and non-proprietary data will be shared.

North Dakota
Burleigh County; BEK Communications Cooperative, $1,986,473 grant and $2,016,571 loan; $2,016,572 in leveraged funds. The funding will provide fiber-to-the-premises broadband service to underserved homes and anchor institutions. This will aid business growth and support public safety in rural areas highly dependent on Internet business income.

Traill County; Halstad Telephone Company, $2,027,600 grant and $2,027,600 loan; $10,000 in leveraged funds. The funding will provide fiber-to-the premises broadband service to unserved homes and businesses in Traill County.

Marion County, Gervais Telephone Company, $314,430 grant and $314,430 loan. This project extends Gervais Telephone Company's existing fiber network by building out from the nearest fiber splice point through the funded service area. This project will provide broadband connectivity to residential and business end users, as well as to four anchor institutions.

Alleghany County, NTELOS Telephone Inc., $8,062,088 grant and $8,062,088 loan. The funds will provide broadband infrastructure to unserved and underserved homes, businesses and critical community institutions in this rural county. A fiber-based project, it will enable work-from-home jobs and foster economic development, and improve health, education and public safety services to the county citizens.

BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, John Prendergast, and Mary Sisak.

RUS Provides Additional Resources To Potential BIP Applicants

As the filing window for Round 2 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (ARRA) broadband access and adoption programs approaches its February 16, 2010 opening, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has released several documents further detailing the agency’s expectations and requirements for potential applicants.

On Monday, February 1, 2010, RUS updated its existing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address several additional issues pertaining to various aspects of the application, review, and award granting process applicable its Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP). In addition to an updated FAQ, the agency also released a comprehensive BIP Application Guide and links to the templates which will be used during the wholly-online application process. These materials are being made available to assist applicants in assembling application materials prior to the opening of the application window. Given the arduous task preparing an application amounted to during Round 1, any extra time made available for preparation is invaluable and should be capitalized upon.

RUS’ BIP Application Guide and accompanying templates provide some useful information about the specific questions applicants will be required to answer by the close of the application filing window on March 15, 2010. Since RUS has essentially eliminated the second phase of application review (the “due diligence” phase from Round 1), the up-front burden is even higher this year. Of particular importance is the Environmental Questionnaire, which requires some supporting documentation that may prove time-consuming to obtain.

Clients interested in submitting an application for BIP, or for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), should contact the firm as soon as possible in order to evaluate proposals and prepare a plan for gathering and assembling the necessary materials. Even clients who applied in Round 1 and will be re-submitting in Round 2 should begin preparing now, as the Round 2 Notices of Funds Availability for BIP and BTOP made significant changes to the policy goals, eligibility, and scoring criteria for these programs.

BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, John Prendergast, and Mary Sisak.


FCC SETS COMMENT DATES FOR FNPRM ON TESTING EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM: The FCC has established a comment cycle for its Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing to provide for national testing of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and collection of data from such tests. The EAS is a national alert and warning system that exists primarily to enable the President of the United States to issue warnings to the American public during emergencies. To date, however, neither the EAS nor its predecessor national alerting systems have been used to deliver a national Presidential alert. Moreover, while the Part 11 rules provide for periodic testing of EAS at the state and local level, no systematic national test of the EAS has ever been conducted to determine whether the system would in fact function as required should the President issue a national alert, and, in their current form, the EAS rules do not mandate any such test.

In the FCC Chairman’s recent 30-Day Review on FCC Preparedness for Major Public Emergencies, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau noted that concerns had been raised regarding the frequency and scope of EAS testing. The Bureau recommended that the three Federal partners responsible for EAS – the Commission, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS), review the testing regime to see where improvement could be made.

Since the 30-Day Review was conducted, the Commission, FEMA, and NWS, along with the Executive Office of the President (EOP), have initiated discussions regarding testing of the EAS at the national level. The FCC and its Federal partners agreed that it is vital that the EAS work as designed and shared concerns that existing testing may be insufficient to ensure its effective operation. In light of this, the Commission, FEMA, NWS and EOP have begun planning for a national EAS test, with subsequent tests to occur thereafter. To facilitate this test program, in this Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC proposes to amend its EAS rules to specifically provide for national EAS testing and data collection. The FCC seeks comment on all issues, including whether its proposed rule would effectively ensure accurate EAS testing at the national level. Comments in this EB Docket No. 04-296 proceeding are due March 1, and replies are due March 30. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, and Richard Rubino.

FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON DATA FIELDS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT LNP: The FCC seeks comment on two proposals regarding what data fields are necessary in order to complete simple wireline-to-wireline and intermodal ports within the one business day porting interval mandated by the Commission. In the Commission's May 13, 2009, Porting Interval Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), it sought comment on whether different or additional information fields are necessary for completing simple ports. On November 2, 2009, the North American Numbering Council (NANC) Local Number Portability (LNP) Administration Working Group submitted a non-consensus recommendation for Standard Local Service Request Data Fields, which accompanied the NANC's Recommended Plan for Implementation of FCC Order 09-41. The recommendation proposes a set of 14 standard fields required to complete simple ports within the one business day porting interval for simple wireline-to-wireline and intermodal ports mandated by the Commission in the Porting Interval Order and FNPRM. On November 19, 2009, the National Cable & Telecommunication Association (NCTA), Cox Communications, and Comcast Corporation submitted an alternative proposal of eight standard fields to complete simple ports within the one business day porting interval. The FCC seeks comment on these proposals. Specifically, the FCC seeks comment on what fields are necessary in order to complete simple ports--wireline-to-wireline and intermodal—within the one business day interval. Entities subject to the LNP obligations may not demand information beyond what is required to validate a port request and accomplish a port. Thus, commenters should focus on the minimum amount of information needed to complete a port in considering what number of fields is appropriate. The Commission concluded that nine months after the NANC submits its recommendation is sufficient time for parties to implement changes needed to implement one business day porting for simple wireline-to-wireline and intermodal port requests. Thus, to expedite the Commission's further consideration of the recommendations and facilitate implementation within this time frame, interested parties may file comments in this WC Docket No. 07-244 proceeding on or before February 16, 2010, and reply comments on or before February 22, 2010. Written comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act proposed information collection requirements must be submitted by the public, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other interested parties on or before April 2, 2010. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON NECA’s PROPOSED 2010 MODIFICATION OF AVERAGE SCHEDULE FORMULAS: On December 23, 2009, the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA) filed with the FCC its proposed modification of average schedule formulas for interstate settlements. NECA proposes to revise the formulas for average schedule interstate settlement disbursements in connection with the provision of interstate access services for the period beginning July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. Modifications to the average schedule formulas are based on a statistical sampling of the costs and demand of comparable cost companies. NECA indicates that the factors driving this proposal include increased balances in some sampled accounts, and significant reductions in some access demand elements. NECA also proposes to change the way special access retention ratios are calculated for study areas in which digital subscriber line (DSL) is provided outside of NECA’s tariff and to employ a new method to develop the Carrier Access Billing System (CABS) formula. NECA proposes to continue to limit access minute volumes and line haul circuit counts eligible for average schedule settlements. NECA estimates that under the proposed formula changes the majority of carriers would receive an increase in settlements, averaging 6.75 percent, given constant demand. The effects of these formula changes on individual average schedule companies will vary depending on each company’s size and demand characteristics. Interested parties may file comments on NECA’s proposed modifications on or before February 16, 2010 and reply comments on or before February 26, 2010. Filings in this proceeding should be captioned “National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.’s Proposed 2010 Modification of Average Schedule Formulas” and filed in WC Docket No. 09-221. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

SINC ACT WOULD AUTHORIZE FCC TO ISSUE RULES AGAINST INTERNET CENSORSHIP: Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) has introduced HR 4504, the Standards for Internet Non-Censorship Act or SINC Act of 2010, which is clearly a response to Google’s recent trouble with China over search engines. The bill would authorize the FCC to issue regulations against the censorship of Internet search results and authorize the Secretary of State to enter into agreements with appropriate representatives of free countries to adopt minimum standards to prevent censorship of nonviolent political speech on the Internet as a condition for connection to the Internet. The bill notes that “One of the most egregious violations of Internet freedom has been the enforcement of arbitrary and politically motivated censorship of search engines by repressive regimes that often force search providers to censor search results domestically and globally as a condition of doing business.” It finds that “access to United States Web sites by search engines around the world provides billions of dollars of market value to the owners of these search engines,” and that “search engines under the control of repressive regimes receive the economic benefit of accessing United States Web sites and use this access to provide an incomplete and distorted view of the United States and the world.” As a result, “repressive control and censorship of the Internet will continue to be a significant international issue that requires decisive action from the United States and other free countries.” The bill states that 1) the President should promptly establish interim minimum standards of non-censorship for Internet search providers and create programs to restrict access to domestic online information by search providers determined to be censoring nonviolent political speech; (2) any long-term solution to the problem of the censorship of nonviolent political speech on the Internet must include minimum standards of non-censorship set by a coalition of free countries; and (3) the President should begin negotiations with free countries to adopt minimum standards for non-censorship of nonviolent political speech as a condition for access to the Internet. Additionally, the Commission may commence a proceeding to adopt regulations to restrict repressive Internet search providers from accessing domestic online information. And if the FCC adopts such regulations, it shall develop, operate, and maintain a public Web site that lists such repressive Internet search providers and the reasons for finding that such Internet search providers were repressive. Finally, the FCC may enforce the regulations using any existing enforcement authority to prevent Internet search providers and any other person or entity from colluding to evade such regulations. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

FCC BUDGET OF $352.5 MILLION PROPOSED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011: The President has submitted a budget to Congress that proposes fiscal year 2011 funding for the FCC of $352.5 million. The requested FY 2011 funding level would include monies to implement the National Broadband Plan; continue to manage the nation’s spectrum use; overhaul the Commission’s data systems and processes; continue to improve the FCC’s operations using improved technology; support the Commission’s public safety and cyber-security role; strengthen the Commission’s consumer information programs; and enhance the FCC’s role as a strong advocate for U.S. interests internationally. “With the President’s proposed budget, the FCC can continue its important work of supporting and enhancing the nation’s economic growth by promoting innovation and investment throughout the telecommunications and information technology industries,” said Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director of the FCC. The FY 2011 budget proposal includes these initiatives: (1) Continuing the work of the National Broadband Plan and broadband map; (2) Implementation of a spectrum inventory initiative and emergency response interoperability center; (3) State-of-the-art consumer information programs, seizing the opportunities provided by new media and advanced information technology; (4) New investment in the people and technology necessary to overhaul the agency’s antiquated systems for data collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination; (5) New expertise and new tools required to ensure that the FCC is able to be a model of excellence, openness, and transparency domestically and internationally. The request would also provide funds to cover mandatory increases in salaries and benefits and inflationary increases for contractual services. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.

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This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice. Those interested in more information should contact the firm.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or

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Editorial: U fumbled after campus shooting

Emergency alert system should have been activated.

Last update: February 4, 2010 - 7:00 PM

The frightening incidents on two Big Ten campuses took place less than 48 hours apart. While Northwestern University gets an "A" for its efforts to alert students to a potential gunman, the University of Minnesota's campus communication after the random shooting near a crowded dorm last week doesn't rate a passing grade.

Many parents already hesitate before sending their kids to this sprawling, urban university. The incident on the U's Twin Cities campus just confirmed their worst fears. Late on Jan. 25, two men wearing puffy jackets cut a dangerous swath through campus, robbing several students and then, without provocation, turning a gun on a male student walking near Centennial Hall.

The young man, who was shot in the abdomen, thankfully is recovering. The two men? They were last seen fleeing into the night and remain at large.

The U has an emergency communications system in place to alert students to immediate danger -- almost every college has one in the wake of the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech University, where the gunman left campus after an initial shooting spree and then returned to kill again. Despite having the capability to send text messages instantly to many students' cell phones, and send out an all-campus e-mail crime alert, the U didn't send out an alert e-mail to students until 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 26.

In contrast, on Jan. 27 most of Northwestern's students learned within minutes that a gunman had been reported in a university-owned building in Chicago. Text messages, a recorded phone message, a campus e-mail and the Northwestern home page told students of the threat on Jan. 27 and warned them to avoid the building and take safety precautions. Alan Cubbage, Northwestern's vice president for university relations, estimates that the alert reached about 90 percent of students in 15 minutes. Police never found an actual gunman, but students at least were aware of the potential danger.

So why did the U fumble while its Big Ten counterpart swiftly handled a similar threat?

U officials, to their credit, acknowledge that improvements are needed. But the answer boils down to a regrettable judgment call about the gunmen's ongoing threat, as well as technological problems in sending out a mass e-mail. Because the gunmen were thought to have left campus, a decision was made not to use TXT-U, a student cell phone alert system that reaches about 15,000 people. A U police officer did write up a crime alert e-mail, but assistance was needed to send it out, and the call for help wasn't made at that late hour.

Greg Hestness, the U's police chief, spearheaded an analysis of the situation. He said that safety wasn't compromised or policy violated, but he termed the decision not to use TXT-U as a "missed opportunity.'' In the future, he said, tech experts have signed up to be on call at night to assist with mass e-mails. And next fall, the TXT-U system will likely include thousands more students, thanks to changes during registration that should increase the number of students signing up for the service.

The U should speed up the process of getting more students into the TXT-U system; it shouldn't let bureaucratic delays put it off until next fall. Its ongoing student communications policy also needs to err on the side of caution. In this case, students were texting each other frantically to find out what happened while the university's own system was deafeningly silent.

The U has a solid emergency communication system. Next time, it should use it.

Source: Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota

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EWA Comments Favor Utility Request for Public-Safety Frequencies


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Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) filed comments in favor of a request to the FCC from Ameren, a large gas and electric utility in Missouri and Illinois, for a waiver to use three 800 MHz channels from the public-safety pool of frequencies. EWA noted that granting the Ameren request will serve an essential public need for reliable electrical service in the Wildwood, Mo., area, as Ameren will be using the frequencies for dispatch communications with field crews that maintain and restore electric service in that region.

The frequencies being requested have historically been used by a nonpublic-safety entity, having been assigned to Ford Motor Co. for more than a decade. This was possible under the previous FCC inter-category sharing rules, which permitted public safety, industrial, business and land transportation sharing, assuming no channels were available in a pool for which the user qualified. This practice was eliminated several years ago, so now, an FCC waiver must be granted, even if the channels are available, such as in this case when Ford terminated its license in May 2009.

“EWA is pleased that APCO International, as a representative of the public-safety community, has concurred in Ameren’s waiver request and approved the use of these channels,” said Mark E. Crosby, president and CEO of EWA in the comments. “Spectrum is simply too critical in the operation of many types of businesses to allow historical channel allocations to act as a barrier to needs such as those identified by Ameren. This is particularly the case since public safety has exclusive access for three years to 800 MHz spectrum that is vacated by Sprint Nextel as part of the FCC’s rebanding proceeding, a provision that will add a substantial number of channels in every market to those already available for public-safety use.”

The FCC requested comment on the waiver in late December. Comments are due Feb. 11.

Source: RadioResource Magazine

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Zetron Prepares Tennessee PSAP for Next-Gen 9-1-1

Redmond, WA, January 22, 2010 — Thanks to its recent installation of Zetron’s Series 3300 VoIP Call-Taking System, the Clarksville-Montgomery County 9-1-1 Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, is now prepared for Next-Generation 9-1-1.

This means that the agency is ready for new standards that will apply to 9-1-1 centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, ensuring that the agencies will be able to receive 9-1-1 calls, regardless of the message format (voice, text, data or image) or type of device used to send it.

The center also replaced their aging radio dispatch system with Zetron’s Series 4000 Communication Control System. Greer Communications, of Clarksville, installed both systems.

“This is their third generation of Zetron consoles, and they’ve been very happy with their Zetron equipment,” says Greer Communications Vice President, Jeff Perigo. “And in addition to making them Next-Gen ready, the Series 3300 allows them to keep answering 9-1-1 CAMA calls, even if a server or the network goes down. No other Next-Gen system I know of does that.”

“We are very excited,” says Loretta Bryant, Clarksville-Montgomery County 9-1-1 Director. “The technician overseeing Tennessee’s move to Next-Gen is very impressed. He says our Series 3300 system is very cutting edge. Some features of Next-Gen may be implemented in Tennessee in 2010,” Bryant adds. “And we’re ready.”

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