Idaho becomes 20th state to “opt-in” to FirstNet

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Idaho the 20th U.S. state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.

“Idaho is pleased to be joining with other states in participating in FirstNet’s deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network,” Otter said in a prepared statement. “Timely, reliable and accurate information is critically important to ensuring that our first responders can most effectively protect our citizens. This plan provides us with the opportunity to utilize the best technology available to help maximize public safety in Idaho and across the nation.”

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Idaho to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Otter Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Newsroom

Idaho is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Butch Otter announced his decision to accept the FirstNet 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 Idaho’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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