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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 21, 2017 | Comments
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu sent a letter to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator David Redl asking NTIA to clarify how it will support states that opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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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 20, 2017 | Comments
Three U.S. Congressmen from Vermont sent a letter to First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) CEO Mike Poth with questions and concerns about he FirstNet opt-in or out process.

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November 20, 2017 | Comments
The Vermont Public Safety Broadband Network Commission will recommend to Governor Phil Scott that Vermont opt in to the state plan supplied by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and industry partner AT&T.

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November 20, 2017 | Comments
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services released a request for proposals (RFP) to provide the state with a public-safety broadband network that will fully interoperate with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network.

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November 17, 2017 | Comments
Georgia opted into the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T state plan, while a Florida committee recommended an opt-in decision to the state’s governor.

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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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