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Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Lunchtime Briefing Series GETS/WPS and TSP. Briefing by the Federal Communications Commission Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau. Allan K. Manuel, Esquire Associate Chief, Public Communications Outreach & Operations Division

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Allan k manuel esquire associate chief public communications outreach operations division

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Lunchtime Briefing Series

GETS/WPS and TSP

Briefing by the

Federal Communications Commission

Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau

Allan K. Manuel, Esquire

Associate Chief, Public Communications Outreach & Operations Division

Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

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For Official U.S. Government Use Only


Allan k manuel esquire associate chief public communications outreach operations division

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

  • FCC Role

    • Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS)

      • FCC approved the use of area code 710 for this program

    • Wireless Priority Service (WPS)

      • FCC set voluntary rules, found at Appendix B to 47 C.F.R. Part 64 (parallel to Appendix A)

    • Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP)

      • FCC set rules, found at Appendix A to 47 C.F.R. Part 64

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  • Priority Services http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/emergency/priorityservices.html

    • Call Queuing

      • GETS—Landline (http://gets.ncs.gov/)

      • WPS—Wireless (http://wps.ncs.gov/)

    • Restoration and Provisioning

      • TSP—Service (http://tsp.ncs.gov/)

  • Priority Services Hotline: 1.866.NCS.CALL (1.866.627.2255)

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NS/EP Levels and User Community

  • National Security Leadership

  • National Security Posture and U.S. Population Attack Warning

  • Public Health, Safety, and Maintenance of Law and Order

  • Public Welfare and Maintenance of National Economic Posture

Organizations that support one or more of the listed National Security /Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) mission areas qualify to use priority services.

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Mobile

Switch

Why Do We Need GETS/WPS and How Do They Work?

Potential congestion points, each of which can block a call

AT&T

MCI

SPRINT

Local Exchange

Networks

Local Exchange

Networks

Mobile

Switch

Mobile

Switch

Government Emergency Telecommunications Service addresses wireline congestion

Wireless Priority Service addresses wireless congestion at call origination and call termination

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0123 4567 8910

ALLAN MANUEL

FCC - PSHSB

Making a GETS Call

7¢ to 10¢ per minute

CANNOT reach 800 numbers

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Making a WPS Call

* 272 + number you wish to reach

  • $10 maximum one-time activation fee

  • $4.50 maximum monthly service fee

  • 75¢ per minute maximum for WPS calls (*272)

  • WPS minutes are not charged against your basic service

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GETS/WPS Enrollment

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Source: GETS/WPS Program Office, NCS

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  • TSP: Provisioning and Restoration

    • FCC Oversight and Delegation to Exec. Office of the President

      • Implementation by National Communications System

      • Levels 1-5 (and E for provisioning)

      • Federal sponsor needed for non-Feds

      • Web-based application

      • Outside of Section 706 War Powers invocation, FCC is the final arbiter

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Approximate Range of Most TSP Costs

(will vary by vendor/location)

TSP Provisioning

TSP Restoration

(set up fee)

Recurring Cost for TSP

Restoration

Change to Restoration Priority Level

$50.00 up to $416.00

(non-recurring)

$14.00 up to $358.00

$0.00 up to $9.35 monthly

$2.91 up to $131.00

TSP Costs

Source: TSP Program Office, NCS

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TSP Enrollment Numbers Current Through 12/31/2007

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Total

15,225

29,314

90,426

11,763

2,853

149,581

TSP Enrollment

Source: TSP Program Office, NCS

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Allan k manuel esquire associate chief public communications outreach operations division

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Allan K. Manuel, Esquire

Associate Chief, Public Communications Outreach & Operations Division

Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

202.418.1164 (desk) or 202.391.5331 (mobile) or 202.418.1199 (24/7)

allan.manuel@fcc.gov

www.fcc.gov

www.fcc.gov/pshs/

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