Denver-area public-safety agencies utilized Adams County’s leased Band 14 spectrum from FirstNet and deployable LTE communications to gain unprecedented access to network databases during a recent concert by the band Phish, even when commercial-carrier systems in the area were saturated by social-media traffic from attendees.
Phish conducted the three-day concert on Aug. 29-31 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park—home of the Colorado Rapids MLS soccer team—in Commerce City, Colo., which is near Denver and part of Adams County.
In past years, public-safety officials at the scene were not able to access databases for warrants or criminal records of concert attendees, because they depended solely on commercial carrier systems that would become overwhelmed with data traffic from concert goers, despite the fact that carriers deployed cells on wheels (COWs) to increase capacity in the area.
Donny Jackson. “Denver-area public safety realizes benefits of Adams County Band 14 LTE during local concert” Urgent Communications, 26 September 2014. Web. 26 September 2014.