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 Current Events
Date Event
Jan. 13 FirstNet Issues RFP
Mar. 10 RFP Pre-Proposal Conference
Apr. 25-27 Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police Annual Leadership Conference
Apr. 25-27 2016 Minnesota Public Safety Interoperable Communications Conference
Apr. 27 Indiana NENA/APCO Conference
Apr. 28 Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium
 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 16 Reston, VA
Jun. 29-30 Chicago, IL
Sep. 13-14 Reston, VA
Dec. 13-14 California

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(Please note: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa are not to scale.)

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 Recent Blogs
An Enduring Network for Public Safety
An Enduring Network for Public Safety
April 18, 2016 | By Mike Poth, FirstNet Chief Executive Officer
A lot of hard work has gone into getting us to this point, and I am appreciative of all of the people that have assisted us, including public safety leaders who advocated for the network, our own Public Safety Advisory Committee, state, territory, tribal...
Data Collection in 2016: What Does It Mean?
Data Collection in 2016: What Does It Mean?
April 29, 2016 | By Brian Hobson, FirstNet State Plans Technical Lead
In January, FirstNet hit a major milestone with the release of its Request for Proposal (RFP)....
FirstNet to Connect Local Needs on National Scale
FirstNet to Connect Local Needs on National Scale
April 28, 2016 | Repost: National Association of Counties (NaCo) County News
The federal agency responsible for building a nationwide broadband network for public safety use, FirstNet...
Early Builders Blog: Harris County Demo at the Houston Rodeo
Early Builders Blog: Harris County Demo at the Houston Rodeo
April 26, 2016 | By Lynn Bashaw, Director of Network Operations
This blog is the latest in a series on FirstNet’s role in and observations from the five “Early Builder” (EB) public safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network projects....
A Day in the Life: Stories of Broadband Saving Lives and Protecting Communities

 Recent Press Release
FirstNet Extends Proposal Deadline to May 31
FirstNet Extends Proposal Deadline to May 31
April 11, 2016 | By April Ward
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced today that it extended the deadline for proposals for the deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) by two and a half weeks, from May 13 to May 31, 2016.
FirstNet Continues Momentum Toward Network Deployment With New Strategic Roadmap Milestones, Spectrum Relocation Grant Program
FirstNet Continues Momentum Toward Network Deployment With New Strategic Roadmap Milestones, Spectrum Relocation Grant Program
March 16, 2016 | By Ryan Oremland
March 16, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today outlined the next phase of its Strategic Roadmap, including a sequence of milestones...

 FirstNet YouTube Videos
For first responders, broadband coverage is key in Colorado
For first responders, broadband coverage is key in Colorado
March 21, 2016 | FirstNet
True Priority and the FirstNet Network
True Priority and the FirstNet Network
March 23, 2016 | FirstNet
What is the FirstNet RFP?
What is the FirstNet RFP?
January 14, 2016 | FirstNet
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