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June 23, 2017 | Comments
The FCC released a report and order that establishes the standards and procedures it will use to review state alternative plans for states that want to opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and build their own radio access network (RAN). The rules give states that opt out of the FirstNet state plan an extra 60 days to complete a request for proposals (RFP) process, providing for 240 days total.

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June 20, 2017 | Comments
With FirstNet releasing most of the state plans this week, state officials should take advantage of the full time allowed to review their plans in order to help make the most informed and best decision for their states.

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June 20, 2017 | Comments
Rhode Island joined a handful of other states in releasing a request for proposal (RFP) for a radio access network (RAN) alternative plan to compare to its First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) state plan, released June 19.

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June 19, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T released state plans to U.S. states and territories. The plans, delivered through online portals, provide most of the information such as coverage, cost and timelines that states need to make decisions about whether to opt into the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) or develop their own radio access network (RAN).

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June 19, 2017 | Comments
The state of Colorado, Southern Linc and Rivada Networks submitted comments generally agreeing with the FCC’s draft order outlining proposed rules for states that choose to opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) state plans.

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June 16, 2017 | Comments
During several meetings, FirstNet reiterated that the draft order’s decision not to require an opt-out state to have in place an executed contract with a vendor prior to submitting an alternative plan to the FCC could have disastrous consequences for the network and public safety.

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June 14, 2017 | Comments
AT&T and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) officials detailed aspects of the priority and pre-emption capabilities for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) during a panel at the 2017 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting.

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June 13, 2017 | Comments
Years of questions and anticipation about the next chapter of FirstNet are coming to a close as the nation’s SPOCs and their respective teams prepare for the next leg of the nationwide public-safety broadband network.

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June 13, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions announced it will provide mobile apps, software and services for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network as part of its role on the AT&T team selected by the U.S. government to deliver the U.S. nationwide public-safety broadband network.

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June 13, 2017 | Comments
During her opening keynote at the 2017 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Chairwoman Sue Swenson touted the contract award to AT&T in March as a historic moment and encouraged the public-safety community to continue to innovate as the network moves forward.

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