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1 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LMR, LTE and NexGen 911 Public Safety Voice and Data Communications Update Kim Coleman Service Operations Business Manager Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology May 1, 2012

2 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Land Mobile Radio (LMR) –VHF/UHF Narrowbanding –700MHz Narrowbanding –Colorado Statewide System of Systems Approach  Long Term Evolution (LTE)/Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) –HR3630 LMR and LTE – Public Safety Communications Evolution –Adams Co, CO (ADCOM 911) PSBN  NexGen911 (NG911) –HR3630 Grant –Colorado NG911 Advisory Committee Agenda

3 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Technology advances provide public safety increased voice and data transmission capabilities, far beyond what previously existed. Converged networking will eventually provide robust asset and information sharing capabilities across disciplines and jurisdictions. Public safety should be ready to leverage these opportunities! Why does Public Safety care?

4 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Land Mobile Radio

5 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Land Mobile Radio Tremendous activity in the LMR arena related to spectrum narrowbanding, rebanding, and ‘give back’ initiatives in order to free up radio frequency for public safety and commercial use…. Your agency may be impacted!

6 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  FCC – March 2005 Report and Order –VHF (150 – 174 MHz) and UHF ( MHz) public safety transmitters to be narrowband compliant by January 1, 2013 –FCC accepting waivers to extend narrowbanding deadline –Any potential interference issues will be incumbent upon legacy wideband operator to address and mitigate –Failure to narrowband or receive a waiver could result in expensive FCC penalties  HR – T-Band spectrum Give Back (UHF MHz) within years or sooner – Last week, FCC waived the narrowbanding mandate for impacted agencies VHF/UHF Narrowbanding

7 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY What does this mean?  If operating in this spectrum, your agency should be narrowband compliant by 1/13/2013, unless it has been issued a waiver –Includes fixed repeaters and subscriber units –Risk of penalties for non-compliance VHF/UHF Narrowbanding

8 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  FCC plan to transition 700 MHz band from 12.5 KHz to 6.25 KHz on December 31, 2016  700 MHz will be TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) - allows for more traffic to pass due to “chopping” channel into sequential time slices  What does this mean for your agency? In light of PS Broadband activities, impacted agencies should follow FCC activities on this topic. If your agency uses this spectrum – it is currently required to meet this transition date. 700MHz Narrowbanding

9 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Colorado Statewide DTRS  Denver Metro Area EDACs  Many regional VHF systems  Use technology to bridge these disparate networks permanently and on the fly  Supported various events: –Dougherty Gang –Balloon Boy Incident –Platte Canyon High School Shooting –Windsor Tornado –Various natural disasters (Lower North Fork Fire, Four Mile Canyon Fire, Hayman Fire, Blizzards) Colorado Statewide System of Systems Approach

10 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK of COLORADO, INC.  Mission Statement –Through effective partnerships, CCNC continues to efficiently manage a statewide interoperable public safety communications system on behalf of its member entities.  Vision Statement –To become a model organization of diverse entities, which effectively sustains the operation of a jointly owned public safety communications network.  Goals –Continue to promote interoperable public safety communications through participation at all levels of government –Achieve unsurpassed system reliability and availability for public safety communications –Evolve the governance and management organization to provide the best support for the public safety communications network, its partners, and end users –Develop a sustained funding model and mechanism to maintain critical public safety communications infrastructure –Implement responsible technological enhancements of the network Colorado Statewide DTRS

11 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Colorado Statewide DTRS P25 Network – 700/800 MHz 4 Zone Controllers 207 Repeater Sites 63,000+ Subscriber Units 66 Dispatch Centers connected to the Zone Controllers 1,100+ Agencies 2,300+ TalkGroups Local, Regional, Tribal, State and Federal Partnership 2011 – average ~7.5M calls/month

12 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Governance –Local, Regional, Tribal, State and Federal Partnership  Sustainability – no dedicated funding stream –~$11M to “Keep the Lights On” –~$150M over next 5 years to keep network ‘fresh’ Addresses capacity issues Addresses platform obsolescence  Technology –Backhaul – microwave and fiber connections between repeater sites –LMR evolution toward LTE DTRS Challenges

13 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  TRAINING - ~$600 IECGP funds –Statewide Interoperability Training Curriculum Web-Based Training –Radio 101 –Interoperability –Colorado Interoperability Instructor Led Training – 37 courses Agency Delivered Training Education and Outreach Tactical Interoperable Communications Field Operation Guide (TICFOG) Interoperability Challenges

14 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Interoperability Training This training is available on your state affiliated TrainingFinder Real-Time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN) or

15 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LTE/PSBN

16 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Long Term Evolution –Technology standard identified for use in developing nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN)  PSBN –Single, national network with open, non-proprietary, commercially available standards and be ‘capable of being used by any public safety entity and by multiple vendors across all public safety broadband networks operating in the 700 MHz band.’ –Will allow for mission critical data applications (building records, teleconferencing, video, software applications, etc) to be managed through nationwide network –Per GAO, Voice may eventually be passed on this network but could be at least 10 years away What is LTE and the PSBN?

17 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Title VI of Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 signed 2/22/12 –D Block and Technical Advisory Committee –Creation of FirstNet (Governance Body) through National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) –$135M for state and local grants to identify, plan and implement most effective way to utilize network (20% match required) –$300M for R&D at National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) –$7B in NTIA grant funding to network build and O&M –$115M for 911 and NexGen 911 grants HR3630

18 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Funding –$7B available to NTIA to make grants to the States for build out, operation and maintenance of the network –Intend to leverage existing commercial networks and local infrastructure where possible –Sustainability Network user fees Lease fees from public-private partnerships Lease fees for use of FirstNet assets Lease fees for backhaul services to commercial entities HR3630

19 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  State Opt Out –Any State can opt out and develop its own statewide PSBN –If State selects Opt Out, it must provide a plan to: Comply with nationwide network minimum technical interoperability requirements Be interoperable with nationwide network –If accepted, State may lease spectrum from and apply to NTIA for funding HR3630

20 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  7 Entities are currently building PSBN pilots throughout the country using BTOP funding  NTIA has asked all current waiver and grant recipients to halt the construction of their PSBN  Concerned that equipment deployed now may not integrate into the nationwide PSBN  Asked to hold off on infrastructure deployment until FirstNet creates the nationwide network blueprint PSBN

21 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LMR and LTE Graphic Distributed courtesy of DHS OEC

22 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Adams County, CO (ADCOM 911) initial waiver recipient –Received ~$12M to build pilot PSBN –Will host network core to provide regional capabilities  North Central Region (Denver, Lakewood and 9 surrounding counties) actively preparing necessary documentation to participate in nationwide PSBN PSBN in Colorado

23 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NG911 – HR3630  $115M for 911 and NG911 grants –May be used for implementation and operation of 911 services, E911 services, migration to an IP-enabled emergency network, the adoption and operation of NG911 services, and 911 related training –Administered thru National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ****PSAPs should track activity related to this program****

24 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Colorado PSAPs have created a statewide NG911 Advisory Committee –BESP Subcommittee: To develop an educational presentation on the history and role of the Basic Emergency Service Provider model, and explore additional questions about the future role of the model –Fiber Subcommittee: To inventory state-owned or state-controlled broadband infrastructure –Governance/Funding Subcommittee: To explore potential governance and funding models for the provision of NG911 services NG911 in Colorado

25 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Engage at the local, regional, state and federal levels to follow and participate in activities  Ensure your agency and elected leaders are aware of the impact to your organization  Recognize that the face of public safety voice and data communications are heading toward transformative change in the next 5, 10, 15, 20 years….  Get engaged, your responders and citizens expect this! What does this mean for you?

26 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  NTIA –  Nat’l Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) –Public Safety Broadband Directory -  FCC –Narrowbanding - –Broadband -  APCO –  NENA –  DHS OEC - –Public Safety Communciations Evolution - chure.pdf chure.pdf –Public SafetyTools –  SAFECOM – –Interoperability Continuum -  Public Safety Communications Research –  Colorado 911 Resource Center - https://sites.google.com/site/co911rc/home https://sites.google.com/site/co911rc/home  CCNC – Helpful Links

27 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Thank You! Kim Coleman


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