Public Safety LTE Demo

You've heard about Public Safety LTE and here's your chance to participate in an exciting week of hands-on scenarios. Featuring a dedicated public safety 700 MHz LTE broadband network constructed exclusively for this event, first responders, communicators and other stakeholders are invited to learn more about the possibilities of public safety high speed data. 

Sponsored by the State and Greene County, this event will demonstrate the importance of a dedicated public safety broadband network for first responders and show how Public Safety LTE will transform public safety communications with improved situational awareness. 

Broadband Day

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The Broadband Day Meeting will take place on June 28, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Beavercreek Township Fire Department, Station 61 (2195 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH). The purpose of this meeting is to demonstrate our trial network to stakeholders, provide education on the broader FirstNet and OhioFirst.Net initiatives, and review our week-long public safety broadband exercise key findings  and lessons learned. 

At the Broadband Day meeting, you will have an opportunity to tour the demonstration network facilities and experience a hands-on demonstration  of innovative tools used to make the exercise a success. You will also have the opportunity to interact with commercial partners and vendors involved in the project, and will have access to the technical experts who built the network.   
Agenda highlights will include: 

  • Introductions and technical overview
  • Review of the public safety broadband exercise and lessons learned
  • LTE network demonstration
  • Hands-on with exercise hardware and applications
  • Body camera demonstration and discussion
  • FirstNet updates

Lunch will be provided. 


Technical Description

As part of this exercise, we have constructed a three-site, fully-functional public safety LTE network in Greene County. This public safety network uses special 700 MHz frequencies set aside for FirstNet for the future Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, and is completely separate from any of the commercial networks used by commercial carriers today. The network’s LTE core is located in Columbus at the State of Ohio Computer Center (SOCC) with fiber and microwave backhaul to three LTE sites in Beavercreek Township. There are two additional test sites at the SOCC and the State of Ohio Emergency Operations Center. 
This  is a pilot network only—upon completion of the project, we will decommission the network to make way for FirstNet in the future.