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FirstNet Extends Proposal Deadline to May 31

April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced today that it extended the deadline for proposals for the deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) by two and a half weeks, from May 13 to May 31, 2016.

FirstNet Continues Momentum Toward Network Deployment With New Strategic Roadmap Milestones, Spectrum Relocation Grant Program

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today outlined the next phase of its Strategic Roadmap, including a sequence of milestones leading to the initial deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).  FirstNet leadership highlighted these Roadmap milestones and other key activities during today’s Quarterly FirstNet Board and Committee meetings.

FirstNet Releases First Set of Answers to RFP Questions; Extends Deadlines for Capability Statements, Final Proposals

February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016 (RESTON, VA) - The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today released the first set of answers to the more than 400 questions it received on its Request for Proposal (RFP) for the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network.

Written Testimony of TJ Kennedy President, First Responder Network Authority

February 2, 2016

Written Testimony of TJ Kennedy President, First Responder Network Authority
Before the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology United States House of Representatives Hearing on "Status of the Public Safety Broadband Network"

FirstNet Issues RFP for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

January 13, 2016

RESTON, VA – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network, marking a major step forward in FirstNet's efforts to modernize communications for first responders and other public safety personnel across the U.S.

FirstNet Board Approves Release of RFP

December 9, 2015

HOUSTON, TX – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved the Request for Proposal (RFP) to deploy the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) and directed management to take all necessary actions to release the RFP in early January. The Board’s approval advances FirstNet's Strategic Program Roadmap and moves FirstNet a step closer to establishing a public-private partnership to build, operate, and maintain the NPSBN.

FirstNet Board Approves Key RFP Elements, Final Public Notice Interpretations

October 2, 2015

Media Contact: Ryan Oremland (571) 665-6186 or (202) 770-5761; ryan.oremland@firstnet.gov
RESTON, VA – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved key elements of its Request for Proposal(s) (RFP) to deploy the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN), including a national acquisition approach that creates opportunities for national and regional partnerships – that incorporate rural telecommunications providers – to build and operate the NPSBN.

FirstNet Congratulates Chair Sue Swenson on Wireless Hall of Fame Induction

September 10, 2015

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) congratulates Chair Sue Swenson on her induction into the Wireless History Foundation (WHF) Hall of Fame.  This honor recognizes individuals for their contributions to the wireless industry in the areas of leadership, innovation, and achievement.

FirstNet Board Members Appointed by Commerce Secretary: Member Statements

FirstNet Board Announces Creation of New CEO, President Positions; Names Michael Poth CEO,TJ Kennedy to Function in Role of President

August 17, 2015

RESTON, VA – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today announced the restructuring of its senior management positions to more closely align with its mission and operating model by creating the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President titles and appointing technology executive and former police captain Michael Poth as the new CEO of FirstNet.

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