FirstNet is Developing An Applications Ecosystem With Public Safety

Mark Golaszweski, FirstNet Director of Applications | Act Online – The App Association

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created to equip America’s first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools, enabled by the first nationwide interoperable, wireless broadband network. But FirstNet is doing much more than building a communications network: the organization is also working to drive continuous innovation over the Network – including the development of an open, integrated applications ecosystem tailored for public safety users.

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FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by mid-December

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications

Public-safety organizations in certain states could begin using a prioritized FirstNet service on AT&T’s commercial network very soon, if their governors decide to accept the initial state plans delivered today by FirstNet that outline the deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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All In: Betting Against Opt-Out

APCO International

With FirstNet’s historic announcement of its selection of AT&T as its partner, we are about to achieve the promise of a state-of-the-art, nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.  Each state will soon be presented with the opportunity of FirstNet’s proposed network build – one that will forever transform and improve emergency response.  States would receive this at no cost and with no need to assume financial, technical, cybersecurity, public safety, or operational risks.  Unless governors want those costs and risks.

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