BIA asks Executive Council to reject Rivada contract

Business and Industry Association

The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce, is asking the Executive Council to reject a contract with Rivada to build a critical statewide public safety communications platform.

In a letter hand-delivered to councilors this morning, BIA urged defeat of the contract and for New Hampshire to opt back into the federal First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). BIA says pulling out of the plan and instead contracting with Ireland-based Rivada may result in inadequate coverage and leave the state on the hook for potentially millions of dollars.

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