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FirstNet has been obligated by Congress to take all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment and operation of the nationwide public safety broadband network. Learn More

 Current Events
Date Event
Jan. 13 FirstNet Issues RFP
Jun. 20-23 2016 Nlets Annual Business Meeting
Jun. 24-29 National Sheriffs Association Annual Conference
Jun. 28-30 2016 National Homeland Security Conference
Jun. 29 Pennsylvania North Central Regional Meeting
Jun. 29 Region 1 QPP CTT Meeting
Jun. 29-30 FirstNet Board Meeting June 2016
Jun. 30 Missouri EMS Association
 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 16 Reston, VA
Jun. 29-30 Chicago, IL
Sep. 13-14 Reston, VA
Dec. 13-14 Sacramento, CA

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(Please note: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa are not to scale.)

FirstNet is building the team that will create the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety.
See our current opportunities and consider joining our team.

 Recent Blogs
FirstNet Moves Forward into Eval Phase, Continues Public Safety Engagement
FirstNet Moves Forward into Eval Phase, Continues Public Safety Engagement
May 31, 2016 | By FirstNet CEO Mike Poth
The deadline for submitting proposals for the deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) closed earlier today. With that phase of the procurement now complete, we are moving into the remaining phases of the evaluation process and are well on our way to achieving our goal with the Request for Proposals (RFP): to establish a unique public-private partnership to deploy the best possible network for our shareholders – public safety.

The FirstNet Network:  Smart Response for Smart Cities
The FirstNet Network: Smart Response for Smart Cities
June 23, 2016 | By Jeanette Kennedy, FirstNet Government Affairs
“Smart City” is an emerging term to describe how a community – large or small – uses connected technology and/or other...
PSCR Conference 2016 Showcases Global Advancements in Public Safety Broadband
PSCR Conference 2016 Showcases Global Advancements in Public Safety Broadband
June 16, 2016 | By Jeff Bratcher, FirstNet Chief Technology Officer
Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR)...
PSAC Summer Meeting Highlights Key Areas of Current, Future Work
PSAC Summer Meeting Highlights Key Areas of Current, Future Work
June 10, 2016 | By Kenzie Capece, FirstNet Senior Outreach Advisor
The Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) met on Monday, June 6, 2016 in San Diego, California, with the morning session open to the public and available via webcast.
A Day in the Life: Stories of Broadband Saving Lives and Protecting Communities

 Recent Press Release
FirstNet Takes Action to Prepare Organization, Network for Successful Public-Private Partnership
FirstNet Takes Action to Prepare Organization, Network for Successful Public-Private Partnership
June 30, 2016 | By April Ward
(CHICAGO) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is moving forward to prepare for a successful public-private partnership to deploy and operate the nationwide public safety broadband network (Network). Meeting this week in Chicago, the FirstNet Board provided strategic guidance to position the organization for a future public-private partnership and to facilitate Network deployment and adoption following award of the contract, which remains on track for November 2016.

FirstNet CEO Poth Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications
FirstNet CEO Poth Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications
June 21, 2016 | FirstNet
FirstNet CEO Mike Poth today testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet at a hearing...
Please click here for the written testimony.

 FirstNet YouTube Videos
Smart Cities
Smart Cities
June 16, 2016 | FirstNet
Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps
Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps
May 4, 2016 | FirstNet
True Priority and the FirstNet Network
True Priority and the FirstNet Network
March 23, 2016 | FirstNet
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