FirstNet Buildout Could Finish Slightly Ahead of Schedule, AT&T Exec Says

Danny Ramey | Mission Critical Communications | June 10, 2021

An AT&T executive said that it is possible that the FirstNet buildout will finish ahead of the March 2023 completion date mandated in its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). “Our target is to be done by that March 2023, but we’re on track to finish a little early,” said Jason Porter, president of public sector and FirstNet, AT&T, during the Cowen TMT Conference June 1. “But as you mentioned, we’re down to some really hard sites to build in rural areas. So it’s probably going to take up and close to the whole time.”

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