PSSA Panel Discussion: 4.9 GHz Petitions

Please join us for a compelling panel discussion on the recent spectrum preservation actions taken on behalf of all first responders. The Public Safety Spectrum Alliance (PSSA) is working to preserve limited broadband spectrum previously allocated to public safety. Standing in opposition to the recent FCC 6th Report and Order to allocate the 4.9 GHz Spectrum to the states, the PSSA has filed two concurrent petitions; one for a stay of further action and another, a Request for Reconsideration of the Report and Order. Our PSSA panel of public safety subject matter experts across all disciplines will take you through the process, why it matters to you, and how you can help support the effort to stand up for mission-critical broadband communications.

FirstNet®’s Exclusive MegaRange™ High Powered User Equipment is Here: Learn From Industry Leaders What That Means to You

Last month FirstNet, Built with AT&T introduced its MegaRange capabilities, which is available to all FirstNet users. This power bump will revolutionize range, connectivity, and capacity for all first responders on FirstNet. Please join us for an informative discussion into how this announcement and subsequent improvement will facilitate your efforts to capture, share, and leverage critical information during your emergency and non-emergency operations.

FCC Commissioner Simington Talks Public Safety

The PSBTA is proud to sponsor the PSSA's Introductory Interview with recently appointed FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington. Commissioner Simington brings a great deal of experience to his new role, having worked in both the private and public sectors on broadband allocation, use, and access. He has agreed to talk to us regarding his vision and objectives within the FCC and his perspective on communications as related to public safety. Please join us for this exclusive interview with one of our nation’s newest leaders in communications.

PSBTA FirstNet™ Virtual Regional Forum – Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

The You don’t give up, and neither will we. As we all strive to adapt to an ever-changing world, it is equally, if not more important to us to bring you the most current information on your FirstNet network and the supporting ecosystem. Improvements at the national and local levels have continued, despite a global pandemic […]

How Grants and Stimulus Monies Can Fund COVID-19 Projects

After more than a year into surviving the worldwide pandemic, agencies are continually seeking new ways to adapt and meet the current and unforeseen needs of our society. Due to unanticipated costs associated with COVID-19 response and impact on state and local budgets, stimulus and grant funds are often the sought out answer to provide solutions. However, understanding what may be eligible and what is required when applying for and using such funds can be confusing. Come spend an hour with us to learn more about how such funds can be used for COVID-19 projects.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

Join us Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:30 PT | 10:30 MT | 11:30 CT | 12:30 EDT for an informative webinar intended to address the State, Local, and Tribal Aid portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Join our Grants Specialist to gain a deeper understanding of how these funds are allocated and how they may be used.

Solutions for FirstNet/Broadband Expansion and How to Fund It for Tribal Nations

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Join us Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:30 PT | 10:30 MT | 11:30 CT | 12:30 EDT for an informative webinar to learn what you need to know and what you need to do to adopt and deploy FirstNet, as well as how to pursue stimulus/grant funds supporting broadband expansion and adoption. We have invited special guests from FirstNet Built with AT&T to discuss solutions available to Tribal Nations. Then, join our Program Director for Grants Assistance to gain a deeper understanding of how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 and the NTIA Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program are allocated and how they may be used to support these endeavors.

Congressional Briefing on FirstNet

U.S. Capitol North Congressional Meeting Room (CVC 268) Washington, DC, United States

It is my pleasure to announce the Public Safety Broadband Technology Association’s FirstNet Congressional Briefing and working lunch. There have been many exciting changes in public safety communication capabilities since the 9/11 Commission recommended a dedicated network for first responders and the subsequent inception of FirstNet by Congress in 2012. We look forward to showing you how far we’ve come, where we are today, and what the future looks like with FirstNet, America’s Public Safety Network.

Our program will be divided up into 3 distinct sessions, with plenty of time to speak to public safety professionals in between. Attendees are welcome to stay for the entire program, or pop in for a topic of interest. Box lunches will be available throughout the program.