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New Jersey to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Christie Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

July 25, 2017

Governor Chris Christie is helping transform first responder communications in New Jersey by “opting in” to FirstNet. With his decision, FirstNet and AT&T will deliver a specialized wireless broadband network to New Jersey’s public safety community.

FirstNet Network Celebrates Momentous Week for Public Safety with First 5 States

July 19, 2017

Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Virginia and Wyoming are the first 5 states to join the FirstNet network. This is the first-ever nationwide broadband network and technology ecosystem being delivered by FirstNet and AT&T* to specifically meet the communications needs of America's public safety community

Iowa to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Reynolds Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

July 18, 2017

RESTON, Va -- Iowa is making history. Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced her decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the State's public safety community.

Kentucky to Opt In to FirstNet Network

July 13, 2017

Today, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made his decision to join the FirstNet network. This will make Kentucky one of the first states in the country to “opt in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities. FirstNet released the following statement on Gov. Bevin’s decision:

Arkansas to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Hutchinson Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

July 13, 2017

RESTON, Va., July 13, 2017 – Today at the National Governors Association’s summer meeting,  Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his decision to join the FirstNet network. This will make Arkansas one of the first states in the country to “opt in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.

Wyoming to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Mead to Approve Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

July 11, 2017

RESTON, Va -- Wyoming is making history. Today, Governor Matthew Mead announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the State's public safety community.

Virginia to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor McAuliffe Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

July 10, 2017

RESTON, Va., July 10, 2017 – Virginia is making history. Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a letter accepting the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the Commonwealth’s public safety community. This will make Virginia the first state in the country to “opt-in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.

FirstNet and AT&T Advance Nationwide Broadband Network for Public Safety; Release Buildout Plans for States and Territories

June 19, 2017

RESTON, June 19, 2017 – FirstNet and AT&T* are taking an important step to deliver the first nationwide high-speed data and voice network for America’s first responders. Today, the two will provide U.S. states and territories with individual State Plans to enable the rapid deployment of this first-of-its-kind FirstNet network. The network buildout proposed in the State Plans will create thousands of new jobs nationwide and drive investments across the states and territories.

PSAC to hold June 15, 2017 in-person Meeting

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) will hold their in-person meeting in San Antonio, Texas at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel on June 15th, 2017.

FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build Wireless Broadband Network for America's First Responders

March 30, 2017

 Record-breaking public-private partnership will modernize emergency communications infrastructure, saving lives, protecting communities, and creating jobs

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