FirstNet Officials Say Advocacy For Public Safety Is Key Role In The Future

FirstNet will continue to work with public-safety representatives to ensure that its nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) evolves to meet first responders’ needs during the next 25 years, according to FirstNet officials.

FirstNet will continue to work with public-safety representatives to ensure that its nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) evolves to meet first responders’ needs during the next 25 years, FirstNet officials said last week during the APCO 2017 show in Denver.

FirstNet has been focused for the past several years to conduct a procurement to select a contractor to build and maintain the NPSBN for the next 25 years—AT&T was awarded the deal in March—but the organization will fill a different role as the network becomes operational in the future, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson.

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