FirstNet Statement on U.S. Federal Court of Claims Ruling in the Protest Action


March 17, 2017

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March 17, 2017 (RESTON) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today released the following statement from FirstNet CEO Mike Poth on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruling in the protest action regarding the acquisition process for the nationwide public safety broadband network:
FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said: “We are pleased with the Court’s decision. This is a positive development for FirstNet and the public safety community. FirstNet intends to move expeditiously to finalize the contract for the nationwide public safety broadband network.”
About FirstNet
FirstNet has been obligated by Congress to take all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide public safety broadband network for local, state, regional, tribal, and federal first responders and other public safety personnel.  FirstNet is an independent authority established by Congress in 2012 that is governed by a 15-member Board composed of representatives from public safety, government, and the wireless industry.  (

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