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All 50 US states have opted in to the FirstNet project for a public safety network operated by AT&T, to improve communication for first responders by supplying priority and preemption features on AT&T’s network during high-traffic or emergency situations. The US government will provide $7 billion in funding and access to 20 MHz of nationwide 700 MHz spectrum. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are also on board, while the number of regions served could increase still, as Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands have until March to opt in. Online video vendor Brightcove has won a live streaming deal at Le Figaro, after the French news outlet initially tested Brightcove’s API-based system, Brightcove Live, for the…

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