FirstNet FY2017 Annual Report to Congress

This Annual Report to Congress is issued pursuant to Section 6210 of Public Law 112-96 and reflects the operations, activities, financial condition, and accomplishments of the First Responder Network Authority…

FirstNet: An Economic Analysis of Opting In vs. Opting Out

Two economists have suggested that a state that opts out of FirstNet can avoid the cost and financial risk of funding its own network by simply deploying an auction-based spectrum exchange to raise revenue. This paper finds that such an approach is illusory and would actually expose states to financial risk with no benefits for first responders.

Building a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

Public Safety Alliance The Public Safety Alliance (PSA) is a partnership among the nation’s leading public safety associations, including the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the International Association…