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The First Responder Network Authority is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Chartered in 2012, its mission is to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. Members of the media can use this page to learn more about the mission of FirstNet and the First Responder Network Authority.

Latest Blogs

Responders battling Arkansas tornado recommend FirstNet

When a violent tornado hit northeast Arkansas in March, local communities had little time to prepare.

FirstNet & Public Works: Restoring Lifeline Services in an Efficient Manner

Traditional first responders—law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, 911/dispatch and emergency management—often rely on a broad ecosystem of partners to help them coordinate re

Media Kits

FirstNet in Action

Learn about public safety organizations that have adopted FirstNet and the innovative technology, devices and applications that will help them save lives and protect their communities.

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Governors Take Action on FirstNet State Plans

The 90-day decision period for Governors to “opt-in” or “opt-out” of the FirstNet buildout plan concluded on December 28, 2017. With all 50 states, two U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. joining FirstNet, public safety has a groundbreaking new choice for their communications that will help them save lives and protect their communities.

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First Responder Network Authority partners with AT&T to network for America’s first responders

March 30, 2017 - The First Responder Network Authority announced the selection of AT&T to build FirstNet, the nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders.

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Archived media kits

Click here for archived media kits (link to archive page: https://firstnet.gov/newsroom/media-kits)