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November 21, 2017 | Comments
The payments that AT&T will receive from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) are solely based on the number of states and territories that opt in to the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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November 20, 2017 | Comments
An AT&T executive addressed criticisms the company has received regarding the lack of transparency surrounding its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), as well as accountability measures.

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November 20, 2017 | Comments
Government attorneys argued against claims that in creating the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), Congress did not intend to fully exempt the agency from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in a motion to dismiss a FOIA-related lawsuit.

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November 17, 2017 | Comments
A Home Office official said further delays to the U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) are likely, and more information will be available once the current review is complete and a final plan is implemented. The U.K. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee examined the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) project for a third time during a hearing 13 November.

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November 17, 2017 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) said in a position paper the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) should step up its timeline for implementing location-based services to track first responders. NPSTC said first responder tracking should be implemented by June 2019, but FirstNet officials said they would provide enhanced location during 2020.

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November 16, 2017 | Comments
The Colorado committee tasked with reviewing the responses to the state’s request for proposals (RFP) for potential First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) opt-out partners issued a conditional award to a combined bid from Rivada Networks and Macquarie. The award is contingent on the FirstNet Colorado Governing Body’s (FNCGB) recommendation to the governor and the governor’s ultimate decision to opt in or out of the proposed FirstNet state plan.

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November 14, 2017 | Comments
During the early days of television, evening game shows were among the most highly watched programs on the air. Few were more popular than “Who Do You Trust?,” which initially aired in 1956. Jump forward 60 years later, a new version of this show is back on the air. In both versions, a panel is provided with a story presented by three different contestants and a panel of judges who try to sort out which contestant is telling the truth. As we look at the current state of affairs surrounding the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), we could easily see a scenario in which the various players in the FirstNet arena could fill a panel of contestants, and the judges, otherwise known as public safety, would have a serious challenge determining a winner.

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November 14, 2017 | Comments
AT&T has signed up the first subscribers in several First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) opt-in states and is offering trial services to other customers. Several state contracting vehicles are publicly available as well, although each agency negotiates individual agency pricing with AT&T.

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November 13, 2017 | Comments
AT&T, Verizon and Tillman Infrastructure entered into a joint agreement to build hundreds of cell towers, and AT&T executives said the new builds will contribute to its 25-year agreement with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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November 09, 2017 | Comments
AT&T expects to receive work orders for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) in early 2018, AT&T Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Stephens said at the Wells Fargo Media & Telecoms Conference Nov. 8.

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