AT&T CEO Offers Peek at FirstNet Hardening Options By Danny Ramey, Web Editor, Mission Critical Communication 09-14-17 T&T CEO Randall Stephenson offered potential insights into ways that AT&T might harden the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) to withstand disasters such as Hurricane Irma. “The requirements of the bid are that
FirstNet Delivers Updated State Plans, Official Notifications Still Pending By Sandra Wendelken, Editor, Mission Critical Communication 09-19-17 The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T Sept. 19 delivered updated information to the state plan portals of the 53 states and territories where they delivered the original state plan information. State official notifications are expected “in
FCC Renews Puerto Rico’s 700 MHz State License Mission Critical Communication 09-22-17 The FCC granted a commonwealth of Puerto Rico request to accept its late-filed renewal application for its 700 MHz state license authorized under call sign WPTZ852. Puerto Rico holds a license permitting it to operate on state channels in the 700 MHz band
2 New FOIA Requests Sent to FirstNet, NTIA, Commerce Mission Critical Communications 09-26-17 Two new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests were sent to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Commerce. The first requests copies of all FirstNet state plans made available to U.S.
Pennsylvania Legislature Schedules FirstNet Hearing Oct. 19 Mission Critical Communications 09-26-17 Three Pennsylvania legislative committees are holding a joint hearing Oct. 19 on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) review in the state. The Pennsylvania Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness and the Senate Committee on Communications and Technology announced the