Signed into law by the President on February 22, 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The law gives FirstNet the mission to build, operate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. FirstNet will provide a single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety data communications. In New York, this is coordinated by the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
- FirstNet board, AT&T highlight deployment, adoption, functionality progress for FirstNet
AT&T announces that more than 1,000 public-safety agencies in 52 states and territories have joined FirstNet, which is surpassing expectations in meeting key milestones for adoption, deployment and technical capabilities, according to FirstNet board members.
- FirstNet Develops Coverage Verification Process, Receives First AT&T Payment
FirstNet officials are developing a process to verify AT&T’s nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) coverage. FirstNet also received its first sustainability payment from AT&T.
- NPSTC NPSBN Position Statement
NPSTC Supports FirstNet as THE Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
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