The First Responder Network Authority is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Chartered in 2012, its mission is to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. Members of the media can use this page to learn more about the mission of FirstNet and the First Responder Network Authority.
FirstNet Keeps Healthcare Coalition Connected and Prepared
The tragedies of September 11, 2001, highlighted the need for improvements to the communication systems used by public safety agencies.
FirstNet Partnership Kicks Off Fifth Year, Brings Initial 5G Investment to FirstNet
This week marked the fourth anniversary of the public-private partnership formed by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and our network contractor AT&T.
FirstNet in Action
Learn about public safety organizations that have adopted FirstNet and the innovative technology, devices and applications that will help them save lives and protect their communities.
Governors Take Action on FirstNet State Plans
The 90-day decision period for Governors to “opt-in” or “opt-out” of the FirstNet buildout plan concluded on December 28, 2017. With all 50 states, two U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. joining FirstNet, public safety has a groundbreaking new choice for their communications that will help them save lives and protect their communities.
First Responder Network Authority partners with AT&T to network for America’s first responders
March 30, 2017 - The First Responder Network Authority announced the selection of AT&T to build FirstNet, the nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders.