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 got 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 capabilities 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.