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Building the FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab in 60 Seconds

Located at FirstNet’s technical headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, the FirstNet Lab is a state-of-the-art laboratory in which the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and its future partner will test public safety functionality and features unique to FirstNet’s mission-critical broadband network, including quality of service; priority; pre-emption; and other future mission-critical services and applications. The FirstNet lab is a premier telecommunications technology innovation and test lab, built with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standards in mind. It has all the electrical power and network connectivity needed for FirstNet’s future technology partner to stage equipment and start test execution as soon as possible. The Lab setup includes battery backup and a generator to maintain power for continuity of testing.