• The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board approved $218M or two network upgrades: transitioning the FirstNet core to 5G technology and adding to FirstNet’s fleet of 72 deplorables. FirstNet staff will now execute the task orders, and AT&T will implement them as part of the NPSBN contract. Specific amounts and timelines associated with each investment’s mark the next major step in our mission as we continue to evolve the FirstNet network based on public safety’s needs,” said FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz. The legislation that created FirstNet requires the board to maintain a sustainable business model that enables the organization to continually improve and advance the NPSBN for public safety.

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