FirstNet Combined Committee and Board Meeting March 15, 2018

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MEETING INFORMATION:
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (“FirstNet Board”) will convene an open public meeting of the FirstNet Board and the Committees of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority “Board Committees” on March 15, 2018.

DATE:
A combined meeting of the Board Committees and the FirstNet Board will be held on March 15, 2018, between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT).

ADDRESS:
The combined meeting of the FirstNet Board and Board Committees will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown, 322 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72202.  Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll free 1-888-677-5734 and entering participant code 1277627#.  The meeting will also be webcast.  Please refer to FirstNet’s website at www.firstnet.gov for webcast instructions and other information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen Miller-Kuwana, Board Secretary, FirstNet
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192;
telephone: (571) 665-6177;
email: Karen.Miller-Kuwana@firstnet.gov.

Please direct media inquiries to Ryan Oremland at (571) 665-6186.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  
This notice informs the public that the FirstNet Board and Board Committees will convene an open public meeting on March 15, 2018.

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) (“the Act”) established FirstNet as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration that is headed by a Board.  The Act directs FirstNet to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.  The FirstNet Board is responsible for making strategic decisions regarding FirstNet’s operations.  The FirstNet Board held its first public meeting on September 25, 2012.

FirstNet will post a detailed agenda for the combined meeting of the Board Committees and Board meeting on its website, http://www.firstnet.gov, prior to the meetings.  The agenda topics are subject to change.  Please note that the subjects that will be discussed by the Board Committees and the Board may involve commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential or other legal matters affecting FirstNet.  As such, the Board Committee Chairs and Board Chair may call for a vote to close the meetings only for the time necessary to preserve the confidentiality of such information, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 1424(e)(2).

A combined meeting of the FirstNet Board and Board Committees will be held on March 15, 2018, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT) at the Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown, 322 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72202. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll free 1-888-677-5734 and entering participant code 1277627#.  The meeting will also be webcast.  Please refer to FirstNet’s website at www.firstnet.gov for webcast instructions and other information.  The times listed above are subject to change.  Please refer to FirstNet’s website at www.firstnet.gov for the most up-to-date information.

These meetings are open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space is limited.  To ensure an accurate headcount, all expected attendees are asked to provide notice of intent to attend by sending an email to BoardRSVP@firstnet.gov.  If the number of RSVPs indicates that expected attendance has reached its capacity, FirstNet will respond to all subsequent notices indicating that capacity has been reached and that in-person viewing may no longer be available but that the meeting may still be viewed by webcast as detailed below.  For access to the meetings, valid government issued photo identification may be requested for security reasons

The Combined Committee and Board Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities.  Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Ms. Miller-Kuwana by telephone (571) 665-6177 or email at Karen.Miller-Kuwana@firstnet.gov at least five (5) business days before the applicable meeting.

The meeting will also be webcast.  Please refer to FirstNet’s website at www.firstnet.gov for webcast instructions and other information.  Viewers experiencing any issues with the live webcast may email support@sparkstreetdigital.com or call 202–684–3361 x3 for support. A variety of automated troubleshooting tests are also available via the ‘‘Troubleshooting Tips’’ button on the webcast player. The meetings will also be available to interested parties by phone. To be connected to the meetings in listen-only mode by telephone, please dial toll free 1-888-677-5734 and entering participant code 1277627#.  If you experience technical difficulty, please contact the Conferencing Center customer service at 1-866-900-1011.

Records: FirstNet maintains records of all Board proceedings. Minutes of the Board Meeting and the Committee meetings will be available at www.firstnet.gov.

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