States Explore Their Options as FirstNet Plans Emerge

Juliet Van Wagenen | State Tech 

State plans for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), a communications network for first responders and public safety officials built in conjunction with AT&T, are now in the hands of governors across the country.

The rapid state deployment plans, which include outlines of FirstNet’s coverage, features and mission-critical capabilities, were released to governors via an online portal on June 19. Governors now have 45 days to review the documents and exchange feedback before a three-month window begins in which they have to choose to either opt in to the plan or opt outand pursue their own.

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