FirstNet, AT&T Drop ‘Draft State Plan’ Term, Announce Process For Early ‘Opt-in’ Decisions

Governors will have an opportunity to accept FirstNet state plan for deploying a public-safety broadband network as soon as this month.

Governors will have an opportunity to accept the FirstNet state plan for deploying a public-safety broadband network within the borders as soon as this month, a FirstNet official announced today at the organization’s meeting of state points of contact (SPOCs) in the Dallas area.

Representatives of FirstNet and AT&T—FirstNet’s nationwide contractor—previously have stated that governors would receive their draft state plan from FirstNet this month and that fall is the target timeframe for final state plans, after which governors could accept the state plan or choose to pursue the “opt-out” alternative. 

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All Things FirstNet has a clear mission: to provide information, news and analysis critical to driving FirstNet forward. Our objective is to ensure public safety has the network and smart technology they need to strengthen communications and facilitate knowledge exchange. We believe this will improve our communities and protect our citizens. Our experienced team of public safety professionals is dedicated to helping make FirstNet a success for our audiences and partners.

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