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Minnesota to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Dayton Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

October 4, 2017

Minnesota is bringing modernized communications technology to first responders. Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced his decision to participate in the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced tools to help Minnesota’s first responders save lives and protect communities. 

FirstNet Momentum: Official Notice Provided to Governors, 90-Day Timeline Begins

September 29, 2017

First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) delivered official notice of State Plans to governors today. Governors will have 90 days – until Dec. 28 – to decide whether to accept the FirstNet/AT&T plan for deploying the nationwide public safety broadband network or initiate the process to have the state take on the responsibility for deploying its own Radio Access Network (RAN) that must be interoperable with the FirstNet network.

Louisiana to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Edwards Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

September 27, 2017

Louisiana is putting game-changing communications technology within reach of its first responders. Today, Governor John Bel Edwards 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 Louisiana’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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.

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