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July 25, 2023
In Wisconsin, Winnebago County has adopted FirstNet, a broadband communication network dedicated to first responder use. The FirstNet network will help improve the county’s communication capabilities and public safety services across its departments, including the Sherriff’s Office. With this initiative in place, the county is now equipped with cutting-edge tools, a secure network, and guaranteed priority access to help streamline their operations.
June 29, 2023
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) awarded Teri Takai the prestigious Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award. Takai received this award for her remarkable leadership and significant contributions to the advancement of broadband communications for public safety. Chief (ret.) Harlin R. McEwen and FirstNet Authority leaders presented the award at the 5x5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit, hosted by the FirstNet Authority and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Public Safety Communications Research Division.
June 15, 2023

RESTON, Va. – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) announced today that Renee Gordon has been named Vice Chair of the FirstNet Authority Board, effective immediately.

May 30, 2023

RESTON, Va. – On May 26, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) renewed the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) Band 14 spectrum license, in accordance with requirements laid out in the Spectrum Act.