Posts Tagged ‘FirstNet’

FirstNet and Members of Congress Respond to Report that Agency Must Strengthen Financial Disclosures

Public Safety December 9th, 2014

December 9, 2014 – FirstNet, the national public safety wireless network for first responders, responded on Monday to a report from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Inspector General, criticizing the agency’s procedures for monitoring and disclosing conflicts of interest.   The report, dated Friday, found that board members of the First Responder Network Authority did not […]

Wheeler Addresses Both Wired and Wireless Infrastructure to Enhance Broadband Buildout and FirstNet

FCC, Fiber, Weekly Report October 2nd, 2014

October 2, 2014 – On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler addressed the importance of local choice and competition regarding broadband access during remarks at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Annual Conference in Minnesota. Wheeler did not make specific comments about recent petitions from two communities–Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee– […]

Discussion About Needs and Issues in FirstNet at Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Congress, FCC, Public Safety, Wireless October 15th, 2013

October 15, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club posted the video of its virtual discussion, “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?” featuring William Vallee, State Broadband Policy Coordinator, Office of Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut; Brett Kilbourn, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, Utilities Telecom Council; and Penny Rubow, Program Manager for the FirstNet program in the State of Arkansas.

PLEASE BEGIN WATCHING THE VIDEO AT THE 5:00 MINUTE MARK: technical difficulties led to preview content being recorded.

Panelists Named for FirstNet Webinar on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET: Britt, Kilbourne, Vallee

Broadband TV, Congress, Public Safety, Wireless October 11th, 2013

October 11, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club’s second virtual event, a FREE webinar on the topic of “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?” to take place on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT., will feature Michael Britt, Program Manager, State of Arizona CIO’s Strategic Enterprise Technology Office; Brett Kilbourn, Vice […]

Next Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event – on FirstNet – to Take Place on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET

Press Releases, Public Safety, Wireless September 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2013 – Following the successful launch of its first Broadband Breakfast Club virtual event, the company announced its second FREE webinar, to take place on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT. The event will feature a discussion on the topic of “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?”

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NTIA Announces Special FirstNet Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 23

NTIA, Public Safety September 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced that a special meeting of the FirstNet Board would be held on Monday, September 23, at 10:30 a.m. ET. The Special Meeting will be held on September 23, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The times and dates are […]

eRate Reform, National Public Safety Network FirstNet, Focus of Senate-FCC Oversight Hearing

Education, FCC, Public Safety, Universal Service March 13th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 – At Tuesday’s oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., on Tuesday put the focus on the portion of the Universal Service Fund designed to provide connectivity to schools and libraries, as well as on the public safety network described as FirstNet. The Senate and the agency, […]

With Broadband as Driver for Today’s Consumer Electronics Technologies, Here’s the Top 10 Issues for 2013

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, CES2013, Intellectual Property, International, The Innovation Economy, Wireless January 13th, 2013

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2013 – Starting the New Year off by attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provides a wonderful lens with which to focus on the year ahead in technology. Today, broadband is the driver for almost all of today’s digital technologies. Of the hundreds of examples of digital technologies that I […]

Larry Strickling Cites Public Safety FirstNet As New, Post-Stimulus Broadband Opportunity

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Wireless May 25th, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va., May 25, 2012 – The new national wireless communications network to serve police, firefighters and other “first responders” may provide a new opportunity to extend broadband stimulus-related activity, a top Commerce Department official said Wednesday.

Dubbed FirstNet, this new public safety wireless network was mandated in February by Congress. Lawmakers allocated up to $7 billion that will be dispensed to state entities under the coordination of a new, independent organization at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

States should act fast to develop plans to utilize funding, said Assistant Secretary of Commerce Larry Strickling, who administers the NTIA. “One of the issues [in FirstNet] is how does coverage from this network get into rural areas?”

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