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Secretary Ross Appoints FirstNet Board Members; Statements from FirstNet Chair, Appointees

October 31, 2018

RESTON, Va., October 31, 2018 - Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of six individuals to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority, including five new membersThe following are statements on today’s announcement from the FirstNet Board Chair, Edward Horowitz, and the six appointees.

FirstNet Momentum: More Than 3,600 Public Safety Agencies Subscribed

October 23, 2018

More than 3,600 public safety agencies across the country have now joined FirstNet. That’s a nearly 50% increase in the number of agencies subscribing to the nationwide public safety communications platform in less than 2 months.

Edward Parkinson Named Acting Chief Executive Officer of First Responder Network Authority

October 1, 2018

(Reston VA) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today that Edward Parkinson will serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer, following the recent resignation of Mike Poth, who had served as CEO since 2015.

Sheriff Richard Stanek Named Vice Chair of FirstNet Board

September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 (RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) announced today that Chair Edward Horowitz has named Sheriff Richard W. Stanek to be Vice Chair of the Board, effective immediately.  Appointed to the FirstNet Board in 2014, Sheriff Stanek has served on the Board’s Public Safety Advocacy Committee, where he has helped strengthen relationships with the Nation’s law enforcement community.

FirstNet Momentum: More Than 2,500 Public Safety Agencies Subscribed

August 29, 2018

More than 2,500 public safety agencies across the country have joined FirstNet. This is nearly double the number of agencies since the last update in July.

FirstNet is the nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America's first responders. Being built with AT&T*, in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), FirstNet is bringing public safety a much-needed technology upgrade to help them connect to the critical information they need. Every day. And in every emergency.

FirstNet Authority, NTIA Announce Leadership Changes

September 5, 2018

September 5, 2018 (Reston, VA) Today, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has reappointed Edward Horowitz to the FirstNet Board and named him Chair of the Board for a two-year term.

FirstNet Momentum: Nationwide Buildout Progresses; Nearly 1,500 Public Safety Agencies Have Subscribed to Their Network

July 20, 2018

AT&T has been actively deploying public safety's Band 14 spectrum as part of our FirstNet build. The buildout will be validated by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and will ultimately bring first responders the additional coverage and capacity they need.

FirstNet Board Takes Action on FY19 Budget to Advance Public Safety Advocacy, Network Deployment, Reinvestment

August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018 (RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Board today approved an $81 million budget for operations in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), with a focus on the priority areas of public safety engagement and deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network.  The Board also gave the FirstNet Authority the green light to explore reinvestment opportunities in network enhancements and innovation for public safety.

FirstNet Momentum: More Than 1,000 Public Safety Agencies Subscribed

June 21, 2018

First responders championed the creation of FirstNet. And now that it's here, they continue to show their support. More than 1,000 public safety agencies across 52 states and territories have joined FirstNet, nearly doubling the network's adoption since April.

Global Government Leaders Forum Highlights Innovation in Public Safety Broadband

May 24, 2018

BRUSSELS, the 24th of May 2018 – Wireless broadband is transforming communications for emergency responders worldwide. Today, government leaders from more than 20 countries gathered to discuss their experiences, challenges, and solutions for deploying broadband networks to help first responders communicate.

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