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FirstNet Goes To IWCE

FirstNet GM Bill D'Agostino and Deputy General Manger TJ Kennedy deliver keynote at IWCE Expo in Las Vegas, NV.
March 26, 2014

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) continued to promote the Authority’s strategic roadmap at this week’s annual International Wireless Conference and Expo (IWCE). FirstNet officials exchanged information with thousands of representatives from the public safety community, agencies from all levels of government, and the vendor community. FirstNet officials also delivered the keynote presentation at Wednesday’s IWCE session, highlighting how current planning and partnership development projects will help equip first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools.

FirstNet: Deploying a Resilient Broadband Network for the Nation’s First Responders

FirstNet: Deploying a Resilient Broadband Network for the Nation’s First Responders

By TJ Kennedy, FirstNet Acting General Manager
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent entity within the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, was established by Congress to develop a nationwide broadband network for the millions of first responders whose mission requires them to be resilient every time they are called to duty. Whether they are responding to day-to-day emergencies – such as traffic accidents – or large-scale disasters like wildfires and hurricanes, the nation’s firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and emergency medical services are critical to ensuring our safety and security during all types of hazards.

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