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FirstNet Network Puzzle Solved!

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Having spent almost all of 2013 as the network procurement lead at FirstNet, I became both an avid supporter of the FirstNet mission and humbled by the complex environment in which FirstNet must succeed.  With almost a year to reflect on the situation and assessing emerging technologies, I am ready to provide the Dolislager Plan for FirstNet. Let’s start with the problem.  How does FirstNet quickly provide a nationwide, interoperable, self-sustaining wireless network with its only…

A Bold Small Cell Prediction

Monday, February 10th, 2014

For the third year in a row, it looks like next year will be “the year” for small cells.  That is not to say that small cells are not being deployed now.  There has been a proliferation of small cell applications like DAS, oDAS, and femto cells for years now.  What we have not seen is a deliberate use by wireless carriers of small cells as a substitute for macro cell sites. What is holding the…

My Obamacare Adventure Part 2: A New Reality?

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Due to pre-existing conditions, my family has only been able to secure health insurance through the State of Arkansas “high risk” insurance pool.  This insurance pool was created for Arkansas residents who could not get individual/family insurance through other avenues.  The insurance coverage in this plan, administered by Blue Cross of Arkansas, has been very good.  Suffice to say, the insurance coverage was also very expensive. Monthly premiums alone were nearly 30% of the average Arkansas…


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