Maryland Delegate Johnny Mautz, FirstNet Authority Board Member David Zolet and others cut a red ribbon to celebrate a new cell site in Tilghman Island

New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Talbot County to Support Public Safety

Talbot County’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built cell site. The site – located in Tilghman Island – is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in Maryland, which is bringing increased coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state.


Graphic of a digital map announcing the August 15, 2019 Board and Finance Committee meeting to approve the FirstNet Authority’s budget.

FirstNet Authority Board Approves FY20 Budget

The FirstNet Authority Board today approved a budget for the organizations operations in Fiscal Year 2020, with a focus on supporting public safety engagement, continued oversight of the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network, and future investments in the network.




Congressman G. K. Butterfield and FirstNet Authority Board Member Welton Chase, Jr. open 2 new, purpose-built cell sites near Warrenton

New FirstNet Cell Sites Launch in Warren County to Support Public Safety

Warren County’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of 2 new, purpose-built cell sites. The sites – located in Warrenton and near Lake Gaston – are part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in North Carolina, which is bringing increased coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state.


FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz stands behind a podium with a large screen featuring the FirstNet logo and images of first responders to his right.

FirstNet Chair Keynotes 2019 PSCR Meeting

FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz provided keynote remarks at the 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting. Hosted by the Public Safety Communications Research Division within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, this annual conference brings together public safety officials to discuss research initiatives and prize challenges in the field of public safety communications. 


FirstNet Board meets in Indianapolis, Indiana for its June 2019 board meeting.

FirstNet Authority Readies Roadmap to Drive Future of Network

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) continues its progress on developing a Roadmap to advance the only broadband network dedicated to public safety – FirstNet – and deliver a differentiated broadband communications experience to our nation’s first responders.


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