Public Officials in Richmond, Virginia are testing the FirstNet’s public safety wireless network, as of last month. Richmond and Fairfax counties are the first localities in Virginia that will be using the network. This move to use the network will hopefully prompt the system to be in full use by the end of 2018.
On December 29, the U.S. Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced that all 50 States as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virigin Islands have accepted the FirstNet proposals for their state and districts.
On Tuesday, November 6th, Governor Herbert announced that Utah has now opted in to using FirstNet for its Public Safety First Responders, making it the 31st state and territory to opt into this network.
FirstNet has confirmed that the agency plans to work directly with tribal entities in planning and building the public safety network.
FirstNet and AT&T launched the first developer program that is developed for the nation’s safety responders. The program equips first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools.
As of June 19th, AT&T has released state plans for implementation of the FirstNet emergency network. Each state’s governor can either “opt-in” or “opt-out” for this state-wide safety plan before the deadline in mid-December.
On March 30, 2017, the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders.
On March 10, 2016 FirstNet is holding a pre-proposal conference in Reston, VA to address questions related to the Request For Proposal (RFP) issued January 13. The conference can be accessed via webinar for free. FirstNet will discuss common questions about the process, and answer specific questions from participants.
The federal-level First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network on January 13.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network, marking a major step forward in FirstNet’s efforts to modernize communications for first responders and other public safety personnel across the U.S.