FirstNet Facts: Ensuring States, Territories & Public Safety Have the Information They Need

Mike Poth, FirstNet CEO | FirstNet

The communications network America’s first responders fought for is on its way.  In just a few months, FirstNet and AT&T will have a clear line of sight to deliver the only technology platform built for those whose job it is to keep our communities safe and secure:  the brave men and women of public safety.  This is an exciting time for everyone involved in setting the course for the only network dedicated to public safety.

The governor’s decision is a vital next step and one of the final gates for launching the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).  Last month, FirstNet provided notification to the states and Washington, D.C, starting the 90-day clock for the governor’s decision, ending Dec. 28, 2017.  We have also delivered plans to the territories for their review and consideration. In fact, our consultation and planning teams met with the three Southern Pacific territories this week to support their decision-making process.

Read More