For Immediate Release: March 31, 2015
Media Contact: Kyle Richardson (703) 648-4121 or (202) 510-8122
RESTON, VA – The First Responder Network Authority (“FirstNet”) today announced that it is extending the comment period for its recently released Second Notice to ensure interested parties, including states and territories, have additional time to provide meaningful responses. Comments will now be accepted through April 28, 2015.
This decision was made in response to multiple requests from stakeholders for extensions and in recognition of the work states and territories are undertaking in preparation for key public meetings with FirstNet currently scheduled for mid-April.
“Active stakeholder participation in the notice and comment process is a critical component of FirstNet’s consultation efforts and will be instrumental in informing FirstNet’s ultimate acquisition approach,” said FirstNet Acting Executive Director TJ Kennedy. “Today’s extension recognizes the importance of this participation and is intended to provide all stakeholders additional time to provide their valuable input.”
The public is invited to submit written comments to the notice either electronically through www.regulations.gov or by mail to the address listed in the notice.