Press Releases

Commerce Secretary Appoints FirstNet Board Members; Statements from FirstNet Chair, Board Appointees

February 8, 2018

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of four individuals to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority, including three new membersThe following are statements on today’s announcement from the FirstNet Board Chair Sue Swenson and the four appointees.

The Northern Mariana Islands to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Torres Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

January 19, 2018

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced tools that will help the Northern Mariana Islands’ first responders save lives and protect communities.

American Samoa to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Moliga Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

January 10, 2018

American Samoa is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced tools that will help American Samoa’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

“In weighing this important decision to join FirstNet or deploy our own system, our team came to the conclusion that opting-in to FirstNet was the better solution for American Samoa and our first responders,” said Governor Moliga. “I wish to express my appreciation to the Director of Homeland Security, Samana Veavea, and Commissioner of Public Safety Le’i Sonny Thompson, and their respective staffs, for their contributions to the making of this well-informed decision. We look forward to working with AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority to deploy this network.”

First Responder Network Authority to Debut Public Safety Technology Track at CES

Guam to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Calvo Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

January 5, 2018

Guam is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Governor Eddie Calvo announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced tools that will help Guam’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

First Responder Network Goes Nationwide As All 50 States, 2 Territories and District of Columbia Join FirstNet

December 29, 2017

First responders across the nation now have a wireless broadband network to call their own.  With all 50 states, two U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. joining FirstNet, public safety has a groundbreaking new choice for their communications that will help them save lives and protect their communities.

California to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Brown Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

December 28, 2017

California is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help California’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

Florida to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Scott Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

December 28, 2017

Florida is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Rick Scott accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network for the state's public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Florida's first responders save lives and protect communities.

New Hampshire to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Sununu Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

December 28, 2017

New Hampshire is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help New Hampshire’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

New York to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Cuomo Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

December 28, 2017

New York is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help New York’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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