First Responder Network Authority

By | April 14, 2014

First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, has been established by the act and given broad powers to ensure that the nationwide public safety broadband network is built, maintained, and kept up-to-date as technology evolves.4 In consultation with federal and state authorities, FirstNet

1 In Response To: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration On behalf of First Responder Network Authority

1 First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) “It’s the Apps!” Kevin McGinnis, Board Member . Communications Technology Advisor . National Association of State EMS Officials

FirstNet and the Fire Service WHAT IS FIRSTNET? The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created the First Responder Network Authority

1 First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) “It’s the Apps!” Kevin McGinnis, Board Member EM Forum March 27, 2013

• NTIA to establish the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) • FirstNet to establish a nationwide public safety broadband network (PSBN) based on a single, national network architecture • Reallocates 700 MHz D Block spectrum to public safety

Firstnet First Responder Network Authority Established by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Feb) Create a nationwide dedicated 4G LTE

February 5, 2013 . Mr. Samuel “Sam” Ginn, Chairman, First Responder Network Authority c/o National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 © First Responder Network Authority 3 . Public Safety Needs Improved Technology Wednesday, May 08, 2013 © First Responder Network Authority 4 . Minutes Matter Wednesday, May 08, 2013 © First Responder Network Authority 5 . CAPABILITIES AND

Creating a Nationwide Network for Public Safety Kevin McGinnis, MPS, Paramedic FirstNet Board Member and NASEMSO Communications Technology Advisor

October 15, 2013 First Responder Network Authority FirstNet is collaborating with states to develop and deliver a network deployment plan that meets their needs.

(4) EXECUTION OF AUTHORITY.–In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this subsection, the First Responder Network Authority may– *213

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