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FirstNet Marks Major Milestone with Opening of Test Lab

FirstNet Commends FCC on Taking Critical Steps in Planning for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 (RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for moving forward on two items related to the planning of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (Network).

FirstNet Board Approves Budget Ahead of Pivotal Year; Sets Stage for Network Partnership, Implementation

August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 (RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved a budget package to support landmark developments slated for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), including the evolution of FirstNet’s public-private partnership and the implementation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).

FirstNet Announces Eight Grant Awards for Public Safety Entities Relocating from Band 14 Spectrum

August 18, 2016

(RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today announced the funding of eight awards for its Band 14 Incumbent Spectrum Relocation Grant Program (Band 14 Program). This program provides financial assistance to eligible public safety entities for relocating their existing radios and systems from Band 14 in advance of the deployment and operation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).

FirstNet Takes Action to Prepare Organization, Network for Successful Public-Private Partnership

June 30, 2016

(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

June 21, 2016

FirstNet CEO Mike Poth today testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet at a hearing titled, “FirstNet Oversight: An Update on the Status of the Public Safety Broadband Network." In his remarks, Mike stressed the importance of remembering that “this is not FirstNet’s network; this is public safety’s network. The public safety community fought for the creation of FirstNet, and it is up to us to achieve their vision.”

FirstNet to Hold Public Meeting of the Public Safety Advisory Committee

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) on June 6, 2016 in San Diego, Cali. The PSAC will discuss working group and task team updates.

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.

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