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FirstNet and AT&T Advance Nationwide Broadband Network for Public Safety; Release Buildout Plans for States and Territories

June 19, 2017

RESTON, June 19, 2017 – FirstNet and AT&T* are taking an important step to deliver the first nationwide high-speed data and voice network for America’s first responders. Today, the two will provide U.S. states and territories with individual State Plans to enable the rapid deployment of this first-of-its-kind FirstNet network. The network buildout proposed in the State Plans will create thousands of new jobs nationwide and drive investments across the states and territories.

PSAC to hold June 15, 2017 in-person Meeting

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) will hold their in-person meeting in San Antonio, Texas at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel on June 15th, 2017.

FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build Wireless Broadband Network for America's First Responders

March 30, 2017

 Record-breaking public-private partnership will modernize emergency communications infrastructure, saving lives, protecting communities, and creating jobs

FirstNet Board Advances First Responder Network Procurement Process

March 28, 2017

FirstNet Board Advances First Responder Network Procurement Process

Board unanimously votes to move to contract; delegates authority to FirstNet CEO to make award

March 28, 2017 (RESTON) -- The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today took a critical step to position the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”) procurement for completion as soon as possible.


FirstNet Comes Home: The Major City (Police) Chiefs Association Annual Meeting

June 27, 2017

Recently, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) President TJ Kennedy and AT&T Senior Vice President-FirstNet Chris Sambar presented on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network to the Major City (Police) Chiefs Association (MCCA) at their annual meeting in Las Vegas.

PSAC Association Profile: American Public Works Association (APWA)

June 22, 2017

Traditional first responders, such as law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel, rush to the scene of an incident and their mission to save lives is clear. But what about the other responders involved in an emergency who quickly clear and repair the roads or help restore electricity and water after an emergency event?

PSAC Recap: Outreach, State Plans, Network Solutions Focus of Summer Meeting

June 16, 2017

Yesterday, members of FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) met in San Antonio, Texas, for the first in-person meeting of the year.  Thirty-four PSAC members gathered to review FirstNet’s most recent progress, hear from leaders in the organization, and update general membership on findings related to its task teams and working groups.

FirstNet Board Member Gov. James Douglas to States, Public Safety: ‘Keep your eyes on the prize’

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