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FirstNet: Putting Lifesaving Technologies into the Hands of Heroes

FirstNet is a critical infrastructure project that will give our first responders the communications tools they need to keep America safe and secure.
July 28, 2017

FirstNet was honored to be a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's celebration of American Heroes Week, highlighting the brave men and women of public safety who are America's heroes. This blog is reposted from https://www.commerce.gov/news/the-commerce-blog

FirstNet is Developing An Applications Ecosystem With Public Safety

FirstNet is taking first responders’ feedback and using their ideas to cultivate an open, integrated applications ecosystem on the FirstNet Network.
July 24, 2017

Originally posted by the ACT | The App Association on July 24, 2017

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created to equip America’s first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools, enabled by the first nationwide interoperable, wireless broadband network.

Consultation with States, Territories Ramps Up with Focus on State Plan Reviews

The FirstNet and ATT team engages with California's public safety community at the State Plan Review Consultation
July 14, 2017

Since delivering State Plans less than a month ago, the FirstNet and AT&T team has crisscrossed the country to meet with 42 states and territories regarding their plans, with 12 more engagements slated for later this month.  The State Plan Review Consultation meetings are designed for the states and territories to ask questions and provide feedback on their plans, so the Governor in each state and territory has the information that she or he needs to make the most informed decision on its State Plan this year.

The FirstNet Board Recognizes Progress of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

June 29, 2017

During their June 28, 2017 meeting, the FirstNet Board met with FirstNet leadership to discuss the release of state plans, first responder network priorities, and what it means for the public safety broadband network moving forward.

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

FirstNet President TJ Kennedy addresses the MCCA at its annual meeting on May 31, 2017
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)

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has 29,000 active members, and is a leading organization representing municipal and county public agencies responsible for over 70% of the U.S. road systems and much of the nation’s other public infrastructure.
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

FirstNet PSAC holds summer meeting in San Antonio on June 15, 2017
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’

FirstNet Chair Sue Swenson Delivers Keynote at the 2017 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting

FirstNet Chair Sue Swenson delivers opening remarks at the 2017 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Meeting in San Antonio, TX
June 12, 2017

Remarks by Sue Swenson, FirstNet Chair
Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, San Antonio, TX, June 12, 2017

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FirstNet, AT&T Set for State Plan `Kick-off’ Meeting with SPOCs

FirstNet Chief Customer Officer Rich Reed discusses State Plans at 2016 SPOC meeting; FirstNet to hold State Plan kickoff meeting with SPOCs this week.
June 5, 2017

Now into the third month of our public-private partnership, FirstNet and AT&T remain laser focused on a top priority:  the State Plans.  We moved forward on the plans soon after forming the partnership and are targeting the delivery via an online portal later this month – more than three months ahead of the schedule we put forth in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

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