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.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) marked a significant milestone today with release of a new Roadmap for the future of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network.
FirstNet Momentum: Platform Passes 750,000 Connections, Performs Faster Than Any Commercial Network for Second Consecutive Quarter
FirstNet continues to gain rapid momentum with over 750,000 device connections being used by more than 9,000 public safety agencies.
Warren County’s first responders got a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of two 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 capabilities to first responders across the state.
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.
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.
First responders serving the Red Cliff Reservation got a major boost in their access to broadband communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built cell site. The new Infrastructure will improve connectivity for tribal first responders and expand rural broadband access for the tribal community.
First responders in Preston County got a major boost in their wireless communications with the launch of a FirstNet cell site. The site – located in Fellowsville – is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in West Virginia, which is bringing purpose-built coverage, capacity, and capabilities to first responders across the state.
FirstNet continues to gain rapid momentum with 600,000+ device connections being used by more than 7,250 public safety agencies.
The First Responder Network Authority unveiled new initiatives to shape the future of public safety’s network and advance a dedicated FirstNet experience that will transform public safety operations to help save lives and protect communities.