Meeting Archive:
Free! UTC Canada: Utilities and Canada's 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Network

Meeting Description:

UTC Canada is hosting a webinar on April 30th at 3:30 EDT to address the 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Network (700 MHz PSBN) and opportunities for utilities to partner with public safety and share the network.  The webinar will describe the latest developments in the United States as well as Canada regarding the 700 MHz PSBN.  It will explain the issues, and discuss possible next steps for utilities.  UTC Canada has filed comments and met with Industry Canada to promote opportunities for utilities to access the 700 MHz PSBN.  It is also engaging with the public safety community to develop technical and business solutions for sharing the network.  This webinar will describe UTC Canada’s public policy and public safety efforts around this issue.   For more information or to register for this webinar, contact UTC Canada.

Date: Wed, Apr 30, 2014
Time: 03:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Eric Wagner
 Presenter Information
The Canadian Public Safety Perspective: Ottawa Fire Services
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Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Michael Sullivan is a 35-year veteran with Ottawa Fire Services currently on secondment to the City of Ottawa as the Program Director for the City Radio Project.


Michael has an extensive background in a wide range of firefighting services with expanding leadership roles.  After a serious work injury, he focused his energies on technology related projects.


Since 2010, Michael has been the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs’ (CAFC) lead on 700 MHz broadband for mission critical public safety data. Since 2011, he has been CAFC’s representative on the Board of the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG). He is also the CAFC representative on the Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM) Federal/Provincial/Territorial Interoperability Working Group.


Michael holds an Economics degree from Carleton University. He is married with three adult children. In October 2012 he was honoured with the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Leslie Milton
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Leslie Milton is a partner in the Ottawa office of Fasken Martineau. Leslie practices primarily in the areas of communications law, competition law and international trade law. In all of these areas, Leslie is able to provide advice that builds on her prior training in economics. Before becoming a lawyer, Leslie worked as an economist at the Bank of Canada.

Leslie's communications law practice extends to all areas of communications regulation. Leslie has represented clients in regulatory proceedings before the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission covering all aspects of telecommunications regulation, as well as regulation and licensing of broadcasting distribution undertakings. Leslie also acts for clients in matters relating to regulation and access to radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbital slots, and regularly advises clients on foreign ownership restrictions under the Telecommunications Act, the Broadcasting Act and the Radiocommunication Act.

Brett Kilbourne
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Mr. Kilbourne is currently Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs and Deputy General Counsel at the Utilities Telecom Council (“UTC”) where he provides legal guidance to utilities on telecommunications issues both pending before federal and state agencies and being considered in Congress.

UTC is the national representative on telecommunications matters for its electric, gas and water utilities and natural gas pipeline company members, which range in size from large combination electric-gas-water utilities which serve millions of customers, to smaller, rural electric cooperatives and water districts which serve only a few thousand customers each.

Brett received his Juris Doctor degree in 1998 from Catholic University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987 from the University of the South.  He is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association.