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December 28, 2017 | Comments
The final four states that had not announced an opt-in or opt-out decision opted in to their First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) state plans on the final day to make a decision. New Hampshire reversed course and opted in as well.

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December 19, 2017 | Comments
A Verizon executive affirmed the company’s commitment to public safety and said the carrier is still actively working with some states on potential opt-out scenarios to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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December 19, 2017 | Comments
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public-safety community.

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December 18, 2017 | Comments
JVCKENWOOD announced plans to acquire Radio Activity, a Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) manufacturer based in Milan. The Italian company develops relay systems compatible with DMR-compliant digital radio systems.

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December 13, 2017 | Comments
AT&T and the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications Systems (LA-RICS) are expected to finalize an agreement Dec. 14 that will transfer and assign the LA-RICS public-safety broadband network to AT&T. AT&T will pay $12 million for the assets and $2.5 million in replacement services to LA-RICS, and will provide up to 3,300 replacement routers, subscriber identity modules (SIMS) and devices.

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December 12, 2017 | Comments
AT&T has a set number of new tower sites that it is required to build across the nation under its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). If a state negotiates more sites as part of its opt-in determination than in its original state plan, then that could potentially take sites from other states that haven’t yet opted in or confirmed site numbers, an AT&T executive said.

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December 12, 2017 | Comments
Attorneys for the Department of Commerce (DOC) submitted one last response to a lawsuit surrounding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) before the case moves to a court hearing Dec. 15.

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December 11, 2017 | Comments
New Hampshire’s FirstNet Opt-Out Review Committee recommended that Rivada Networks’ plan for the state not be conditioned on having a separate core network for first and secondary responders.

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December 07, 2017 | Comments
New Hampshire became the first state to opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Gov. Chris Sununu announced his decision to opt out at the New Hampshire State Police Troop F facility in Twin Mountain Dec. 7.

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December 07, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) should influence public-safety products and solutions in its new role after the opt-out deadline passes at the end of the year, FirstNet officials said at a Dec. 7 board meeting.

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