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On June 6th, 2015, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were discovered missing at 5:17 a.m. from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Matt was serving 25 years to life and Sweat was serving life without parole. Following their escape, a three-week manhunt ensued. After three weeks, more than

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Hurricane Ian
Emergency Response

In early October, in the wake of Hurricane Ian, Chris Teale, a staff reporter at Government Computer News (GCN),  authored an article about the need for communications both during and before natural disasters. In his article, Chris referenced a report by the Federal Communications Commission to illustrate the hurricane’s impact

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Emergency ResponseMilitary

When massive natural disasters strike our nation, or when other large emergency scenarios occur, National Guard units from across the country and representing multiple different states, will often be mobilized to respond. The nature of the National Guard and the work that it does can create some unique challenges when

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Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitary

When we talk about deploying mobile mesh networking radios or nodes to warfighters, emergency and first responders, and law enforcement officials, it usually involves handing a node to an individual. That individual then connects the node to their mobile device either via Bluetooth or wire and then carries it with

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Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitary

In our last article in The Last Mile, we discussed how military and disaster response operations in subterranean environments— such as basements, tunnels, and underground structures, can face communications and situational awareness challenges. And these underground communications challenges can happen anywhere, even in areas that traditionally have reliable terrestrial and

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Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitary

In previous articles on The Last Mile, we’ve explored how emergency and disaster response scenarios can create communications and situational awareness challenges for first responders and emergency personnel, especially in places where hurricanes, wildfires, or tornadoes have destroyed network infrastructure. We’ve also looked at how warfighters and other military tactical

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Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitaryWildland Fire

Last month, the goTenna team had an opportunity to demonstrate their mesh network capabilities at the Tough Stump Tech Rodeo, an off-grid communications field test hosted by Tough Stump Technologies. This recurring event provided an opportunity for technology vendors and equipment manufacturers to show off their solutions and test them

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Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitary

With the sun’s warmth caressing your left side and the uneven rhythm of tires gliding across the pavement beneath your feet, you peer through your rearview mirror to glance at your family’s eager faces as you drive down a road in the middle of nowhere to get to your vacation

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Emergency ResponseWildland Fire

In July 2021, California experienced its second-largest wildfire in history – the Dixie fire. It ignited in the dense forest of Plumas County, and in the weeks and months that followed, it burned through more than 963,000 acres across five counties, destroying 1,300 structures and leveling the town of Greenville.

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disaster
Emergency ResponseLaw Enforcement

Whether an 18-wheeler containing hundreds of pounds of hazardous material crashes on a highway or a category 4 hurricane hits a coastal town leaving a trail of devastation in its wake, the first 15 minutes after a disaster are by far the most critical in any response operation.  While each

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