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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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June 12, 2017 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders.

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June 09, 2017 | Comments
The fifth First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in-person state single point of contact (SPOC) meeting — the first since FirstNet announced its industry partner AT&T at the end of March — wrapped up this week with FirstNet officials saying states can opt in as soon as they receive their first state plan and reassuring states that they will address state portal terms of use concerns.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
Several state officials are concerned about the legal terms of use document the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has requested they sign before they can access the draft state plans later this month. Washington state sent a letter to FirstNet outlining its concerns, including the short timeframe for review of the terms of use and requests in the document that conflict with state laws.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
A First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) official and AT&T executive offered an advance look at some of the information state single points of contact (SPOCs) will receive this week in Dallas during a state plan kick-off meeting.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
AT&T executives told FCC officials that opting out of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) results in “an exceptionally difficult and costly process for the state involved.” Four AT&T employees met with FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) staff May 18.

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June 01, 2017 | Comments
The FCC plans to consider a report and order to establish the procedures and standards the commission will use to review alternative plans submitted by states seeking to opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) at its June 22 meeting.

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