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.
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.
FirstNet, AT&T Advance Nationwide Broadband Network for Public Safety; Release Build-Out Plans to States and Territories
June 19, 2017 - FirstNet and AT&T provided states and territories across the U.S. with plans to rapidly build the FirstNet network solution, creating new jobs and driving additional investments in the state. This marks a major milestone in the deployment of the FirstNet network. The network will modernize public safety communications and provide first responders with technologies to help them save lives and protect communities.
FirstNet partners with AT&T to build wireless broadband network for America’s first responders
March 30, 2017 - The First Responder Network Authority announced the selection of AT&T to build the FirstNet network, a nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. The effort is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing large events.
FirstNet Marks Major Milestone with Opening of Test Lab
November 9, 2016 - The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the opening of the FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab at its technical headquarters in Boulder, Colo. FirstNet’s state-of-the-art lab will be a “plug and play” environment in which FirstNet and its future private industry partner will test public safety features, devices, and apps before they are deployed on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).