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March 31, 2017 | Comments
Public-safety users in states that opt in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will have priority access on all bands of the AT&T network while 700 MHz band 14 is built out, said FirstNet officials March 30 following FirstNet’s contract award to AT&T.

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March 30, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) signed a 25-year contract with AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network for America’s first responders. The contract follows decades of work by public safety to secure spectrum and the creation of FirstNet through the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

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March 28, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board passed a resolution Tuesday giving FirstNet CEO Mike Poth the authority to finalize the contract for a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). During the meeting, Poth said he would work to finalize the contract within the week.

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March 27, 2017 | Comments
As the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board prepares to take its next steps in creating a nationwide data network for public safety, board members are opening the door to endless ideas and solutions that will promote public-safety communications.

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March 24, 2017 | Comments
The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a Colorado-specific public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Responses are due May 8.

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March 20, 2017 | Comments
The same day the company lost its pre-award protest of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) request for proposals (RFP), Rivada Networks released a press release saying it will “work directly with the states and territories that may want to exercise their right to opt out of FirstNet’s federal solution.”

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled in favor of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in the protest action. The FirstNet board will hold a special meeting to determine next steps.

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
The state of Michigan released a request for proposals (RFP) to provide an alternative to the offer from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The RFP invites qualified entities to submit a proposal for the design, installation and operation of a statewide broadband wireless system to serve Michigan public-safety entities.

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March 14, 2017 | Comments
With a court decision allowing it to move forward with its contract award expected in the coming days, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) provided updates on several items during its March 14 board meeting.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
A new U.S. president has been in office about a month and a half. The Washington political scene has changed dramatically, and how those changes will affect the mission-critical communications industry is still playing out.

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