Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | May 11, 2018
Utility companies can subscribe to FirstNet as “extended primary” users of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) being deployed by AT&T, but utilities would not be eligible to receive preemptive access rights to the system unless such access was activated temporarily by a traditional public-safety entity, according to AT&T.
Susan Miller | GCN.com | May 2, 2018
At this year’s Boston Marathon, fire, police and incident response teams from Boston and Brookline, Mass., tested a variety of devices and applications connected to FirstNet’s dedicated core network.
Xavier Williams | FCW.com | April 23, 2018
Public-private partnerships, like the one behind FirstNet, can be effective ways to address large, multi-year infrastructure challenges.
Fox News (video) | April 16, 2018
“They’ve just rolled out a new system called FirstNet, and the core is up and running for the very first time today.”
RadioResource Media Group | April 4, 2018
First responders, academia, industry partners and other nonprofit associations will have a dedicated forum to trade ideas, share best practices and offer lessons learned from real-life experiences on the FirstNet network.
John Eggerton | Multichannel News | March 27, 2018
AT&T says that FirstNet has gone live, timed to the one-year anniversary of the telco securing the contract for the public-private interactive broadband emergency communications network funded with FCC auction proceeds.
Monica Alleven | FierceWireless | March 21, 2018
Representatives of AT&T, which won the contract to provide the network for FirstNet—the nation’s first nationwide wireless network dedicated to public safety—met last week with FCC staff to discuss its concerns about a proposed expansion of the 5.9125-7.125 GHz band to include unlicensed use.
Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | March 15, 2018
FirstNet board members approve changes to the organization’s charter, which includes a new Investment Review Board within the Finance Committee that will spearhead how about $15 billion from contractor AT&T will be spent during the next 25 years.
Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | March 8, 2018
FirstNet has issued the official task order to AT&T, giving the contractor the green light to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), FirstNet CEO Mike Poth announced yesterday during his morning keynote address at IWCE 2018.
Gary Arlen | Multichannel News
Establishing an integrated first-responder communications system is all about the details, not just the big picture overview and goals. That reality became obvious as Michael Poth, CEO of The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), explained the agency’s objectives to a Media Institute monthly luncheon in Washington on Feb 15.