Missouri Accepts FirstNet, AT&T Public-Safety LTE State Plan
Monday, December 11, 2017 | Comments

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T plan for the state.

“Gov. Greitens’ decision to opt in to FirstNet is the right choice for our state and for our first responders,” said Missouri Director of Public Safety Charles “Drew” Juden III. “We are pleased to work with AT&T and FirstNet to ensure that the public-safety community gets to use and benefit from the latest technological innovations.”

In July, Missouri requested competitive, sealed proposals for the provision of public-safety broadband radio access network (RAN) services for the state that the governor could use to compare with the AT&T plan.

FirstNet has been meeting with Missouri’s officials and public-safety personnel to address their unique communications needs including expanding coverage in rural areas and along jurisdictional borders, as well as making dedicated network assets available that could be deployed as needed to support public safety’s needs, a statement said.

“Gov. Greitens’ decision demonstrates his strong commitment to public safety throughout the Show-Me State,” said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. “We look forward to delivering the interoperable, high-speed network that will help first responders share information and communicate seamlessly when saving lives and protecting communities across Missouri.”

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