The following page contains information shared among police departments and PSAPs interested in mobile data.
Initial focus is on migration from CDPD to higher speed services from various cellular carriers (initially Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless, but others as they become available to public safety users). Input for this page is from larger departments that are members of the QED Users Group and include Cambridge, Newton, Arlington, Burlington, Medford, Somerville, Quincy, Lynn, Attleboro, Belmont, Malden, Stoneham, and others.
Sept 29, 2004: Verizon has just rolled out its fast (300K compared to 1X at 50K) EVDO service in 10 more cities with the greater Boston area supposedly to follow before year’s end. Also a new Sierra Wireless EVDO card (580) is available that falls back to 1X when EVDO service is not available. Verizon to host EVDO technical forums in Quincy and Framingham in late Sept/early Oct. No public safety pricing yet available from Verizon on EVDO.
April 29, 2004 Briefing Paper (Describes high speed technologies, basic offerings from Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless, modems, various issues – drafted by G. Fosque)
May 5: Danvers PD Report on AT&T Wireless (describes Danvers PD understanding of AT&T’s offerings – prepared by Lt Patrick Ambrose)
May 5: AT&T Proposal to Danvers PD
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