Current Events
Date Event
Jan. 08-13 NAEMSP 2018 Annual Meeting
Jan. 09-12 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018
Jan. 15-18 NENA NG9-1-1 Standards and Best Practices Conference
Jan. 17-20 Fire Rescue East
Jan. 19 National Tribal Telecom Association Meeting
Jan. 31 2018 Border Security Expo
 2018 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 14-15 Little Rock, AR
Jun. 12-13 Location TBD
Sept. 12-13 Location TBD
Dec. 13 Location TBD

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  10. Michigan
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  15. Nevada
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  19. Puerto Rico
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  27. Indiana
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  40. Colorado
  41. Rhode Island
  42. Massachusetts
  43. Delaware
  44. North Dakota
  45. Connecticut
  46. Washington
  47. Oregon
  48. Washington DC
  49. Mississippi
  50. New York
  51. New Hampshire
  52. Florida
  53. California
  54. Guam
  55. American Samoa
  56. Northern Mariana Islands
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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.)
New Year, New Network, New FirstNet
New Year, New Network, New FirstNet
January 2, 2018 | By Mike Poth, FirstNet CEO
2018 marks a new beginning for public safety, as their vision of a nationwide, interoperable communications network is now reality. It is also a new era for the First Responder Network Authority, as we start 2018 in deployment mode after years of consulting, planning, and designing the network.

‘Tech Talk: Lisbon, Portugal 3GPP Plenary Meetings
Tech Talk: Lisbon, Portugal 3GPP Plenary Meetings
January 17, 2018 | By Dean Prochaska, Director of Standards, First Responder Network Authority
FirstNet recaps key developments from the 3GPP Plenary meetings held December 18-22 in Lisbon, Portugal.
‘Communications Is Everything’ says Fire Captain
‘Communications Is Everything’ says Fire Captain
January 16, 2018 | Kyle Richardson, FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison
Captain Phil Perry of the Alexandria (Va.) Fire Department talks about the benefits of having an interoperable, high speed network that is dedicated and specialized for police, fire, and EMS responders.
The Next Phase of FirstNet:  Network Services & Adoption
The Next Phase of FirstNet: Network Services & Adoption
January 22, 2018 | By Mike Poth, CEO
AT&T launches a new brand just for FirstNet products and services. The First Responder Network Authority logo will continue to represent the organization’s people and programs.
FirstNet Goes Nationwide with 50 States, 5 Territories and DC
FirstNet Goes Nationwide with 50 States, 2 Territories and DC
December 29, 2017 | April Ward
Reston Va - Public safety now has a nationwide wireless broadband network to call its own. With all 50 states, five U.S. territories and Washington, D.C joining FirstNet, first responders have a groundbreaking new choice for their communications.

FirstNet Launches Ruthless Preemption for First Responders
December 12, 2017 | By April Ward
Reston, Va – Preemption is now available in opt-in states to FirstNet subscribers at no additional charge. “We are pleased that FirstNet is the first broadband network to deliver this capability to public safety,” says CEO Mike Poth.

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