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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

FirstNet Board Advances First Responder Network Procurement Process

March 28, 2017

FirstNet Board Advances First Responder Network Procurement Process

Board unanimously votes to move to contract; delegates authority to FirstNet CEO to make award

March 28, 2017 (RESTON) -- The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today took a critical step to position the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”) procurement for completion as soon as possible.

FirstNet Statement on U.S. Federal Court of Claims Ruling in the Protest Action

March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 (RESTON) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today released the following statement from FirstNet CEO Mike Poth on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruling in the protest action regarding the acquisition process for the nationwide public safety broadband network:
 

FirstNet Outlines Operational Readiness, First 100-Days for Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016 (Sacramento):The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today outlined its readiness for a public-private partnership to deploy the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (Network), including a plan to ensure progress on key Network components in the first 100 days of the partnership.

FirstNet Marks Major Milestone with Opening of Test Lab

FirstNet Commends FCC on Taking Critical Steps in Planning for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 (RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for moving forward on two items related to the planning of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (Network).

FirstNet Board Approves Budget Ahead of Pivotal Year; Sets Stage for Network Partnership, Implementation

August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 (RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved a budget package to support landmark developments slated for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), including the evolution of FirstNet’s public-private partnership and the implementation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).

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