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Texas to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Abbott Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

September 19, 2017

Texas is making another major move to strengthen public safety and enhance emergency preparedness across the state. Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision to partner with FirstNet and AT&T* to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. The FirstNet network will provide Texas with modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders to boost their communication abilities on the job, helping them save lives and protect communities.

Idaho to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Otter Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

September 19, 2017

Idaho is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Butch Otter announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state's public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Idaho's first responders save lives and protect communities.

Maryland to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Hogan Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

September 18, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Maryland will advance communications for first responders by opting in to the FirstNet and AT&T plan. This state-of-the-art plan will deliver a wireless broadband network to Maryland’s public safety community, allowing for faster, more informed and better coordinated responses. Through FirstNet’s advanced technologies, Maryland’s first responder subscribers will now have additional resources to help save lives and protect communities.

FirstNet Board Approves FY18 Budget for Continued Progress on Network Implementation, Innovation, Public Safety Advocacy

September 14, 2017

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget of $73.5 million, with continued focus on funding the deployment, operation, and oversight of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).  The operating budget also includes funding to support public safety outreach and innovation to ensure the Network meets both the current and future communication needs of public safety users across America.

FirstNet Momentum: 20 States and Territories to Transform First Responder Communications With FirstNet

September 1, 2017

More than a third of the country has moved to modernize communications for the fire, police, emergency medical services (EMS) and other public safety personnel who bravely protect and serve their communities.

Puerto Rico to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Rosselló Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

August 31, 2017

Puerto Rico is transforming communications for first responders across the islands. Today, Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community and, with it, enhancements to help Puerto Rico’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

Tennessee to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Haslam Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

August 31, 2017

Tennessee is transforming communications for first responders across the Volunteer State. Governor Bill Haslam accepted the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Tennessee’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

Alaska to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Walker Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

August 30, 2017

Alaska is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Bill Walker announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies to the state that will help Alaska’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

Hawai'i to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Ige Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

August 28, 2017

RESTON, Va., Aug. 28, 2017 – Hawai’i is modernizing communications for first responders in the Aloha State. Governor David Ige recently announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. This made Hawai’i the 16th state or territory to “opt-in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.

Nevada to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Sandoval Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

August 17, 2017

Nevada is transforming communications capabilities for first responders across the Silver State. Today, Governor Brian Sandoval announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.

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