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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

Mobile Integrated Healthcare program relies on FirstNet in Chesapeake, Virginia

Across the nation, public safety agencies are struggling to manage the high number of non-urgent calls to 9-1-1.

FirstNet Authority connects digitally at ReIGNITE Virtual Conference

During the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Fire-Rescue International (FRI) ReIGNITE Virtual Conference, the FirstNet Authority will co

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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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