Northern Mariana Islands ‘opt-in’ decision gives FirstNet clean sweep of states and territories

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications

Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DeLeon Guerrero Torres announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 56 states and territories in the U.S. have made an “opt-in” decision.

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The Northern Mariana Islands to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Torres Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced tools that will help the Northern Mariana Islands’ first responders save lives and protect communities.

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All 50 U.S. States, 2 Territories and the District of Columbia Opt-In to FirstNet

AT&T Newsroom 

This is a big day for public safety. With yesterday’s close of the FirstNet opt-in/opt-out period, the unanimous decisions of states and territories across America are in. Fifty states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia opted in to the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T’s* plan to design and build a dedicated wireless broadband network for their respective public safety communities. This gives first responders nationwide a groundbreaking new choice for their communications.

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‘Opt-in’ decisions give public safety in all states the option of using FirstNet immediately

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications

Public-safety agencies and personnel in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to subscribe to FirstNet broadband services from AT&T after all governors facing the Dec. 28 deadline made “opt-in” decisions to accept the FirstNet deployment for their states and territories.

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New Year, New Network, New FirstNet

Mike Poth | FirstNet.gov

Indeed, it is a new beginning for public safety, as their vision of a nationwide, interoperable communications network is now reality. It is also a new era for the First Responder Network Authority, as we start 2018 in deployment mode after years of consulting, planning, and designing the network.

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Mississippi to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Bryant Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

Mississippi is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Phil Bryant accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Mississippi’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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Florida to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Scott Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

Florida is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Rick Scott accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network for the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Florida’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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