In disasters and emergencies, first responders need communication tools that are tested and proven to work – consistently, securely, reliably and smoothly. That’s where FirstNet’s new Innovation and Test Lab comes in.

State-of-the-art testing and innovation for public safety’s dedicated network

Located at First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) tech headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, the FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab (FirstNet Lab) is a state-of-the-art laboratory in which the FirstNet Authority tests public safety functionality and features unique to the FirstNet network, including quality of service; priority; preemption; enhanced situational awareness technologies and applications; and future public safety functions, services and applications.

Built to the highest standards

The FirstNet Lab is a premier telecommunications technology innovation and test lab, built with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standards in mind. It has all the electrical power and network connectivity needed for FirstNet Authority to stage equipment and complete its own network validation and testing. The FirstNet Lab setup includes battery backup and a generator to maintain power for continuity of testing.