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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”).

FirstNet Announces Eight Grant Awards for Public Safety Entities Relocating from Band 14 Spectrum

August 18, 2016

(RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today announced the funding of eight awards for its Band 14 Incumbent Spectrum Relocation Grant Program (Band 14 Program). This program provides financial assistance to eligible public safety entities for relocating their existing radios and systems from Band 14 in advance of the deployment and operation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).

FirstNet Takes Action to Prepare Organization, Network for Successful Public-Private Partnership

June 30, 2016

(CHICAGO) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is moving forward to prepare for a successful public-private partnership to deploy and operate the nationwide public safety broadband network (Network). Meeting this week in Chicago, the FirstNet Board provided strategic guidance to position the organization for a future public-private partnership and to facilitate Network deployment and adoption following award of the contract, which remains on track for November 2016.

FirstNet CEO Poth Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications

June 21, 2016

FirstNet CEO Mike Poth today testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet at a hearing titled, “FirstNet Oversight: An Update on the Status of the Public Safety Broadband Network." In his remarks, Mike stressed the importance of remembering that “this is not FirstNet’s network; this is public safety’s network. The public safety community fought for the creation of FirstNet, and it is up to us to achieve their vision.”

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