FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz stands behind a podium with a large screen featuring the FirstNet logo and images of first responders to his right.

FirstNet Chair Keynotes 2019 PSCR Meeting

FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz provided keynote remarks at the 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting. Hosted by the Public Safety Communications Research Division within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, this annual conference brings together public safety officials to discuss research initiatives and prize challenges in the field of public safety communications. 

FirstNet Board meets in Indianapolis, Indiana for its June 2019 board meeting.

FirstNet Authority Readies Roadmap to Drive Future of Network

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) continues its progress on developing a Roadmap to advance the only broadband network dedicated to public safety – FirstNet – and deliver a differentiated broadband communications experience to our nation’s first responders.

Thirteen people stand with gold shovels, ready to break ground on a cell tower at Red Cliff Reservation

New FirstNet Cell Site to Support Red Cliff Reservation

First responders serving the Red Cliff Reservation will soon be getting a major boost in their access to broadband communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built cell site. The new Infrastructure will improve connectivity for Tribal first responders and expand rural broadband access for the tribal community.

Numerous FirstNet board members sit a tables facing each other during a meeting reviewing a presentation

FirstNet Authority Unveils Roadmap Plans, Investment Principles

The First Responder Network Authority unveiled new initiatives to shape the future of public safety’s network and advance a dedicated FirstNet experience that will transform public safety operations to help save lives and protect communities.

Ed Parkinson of FirstNet and LouAnn Woodward of UMMC sit infront of the MOU they have just signed, behind them are standing over a dozen representatives from their organizations

FirstNet Authority, UMMC to Innovate for Rural Response

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) today signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on innovation for emergency medical care and response as well as mobile broadband for rural first responders in Mississippi and nationwide.

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger cuts a red ribbon as FirstNet Authority Acting CEO Ed Parkinson looks on in front of an AT&T SatColt

New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Baltimore Area to Support Public Safety

Public safety communications in Baltimore County is getting a critical upgrade with the launch of a new, purpose-built cell site. The site – located on Hazelwood Avenue – is part of Maryland’s FirstNet build, which is bringing increased coverage and capacity to first responders across the state.