FCC Sets Criteria For State FirstNet Networks

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the benchmarks it will use to evaluate alternative network proposals for states that choose to opt out of FirstNet

 

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the benchmarks it will use to evaluate alternative network proposals for states that choose to opt out of FirstNet, the national, AT&T-built nationwide, interoperable wireless network planned for emergency responders.

The unanimous June 22 decision by the FCC’s three commissioners will help ensure any state-built portions of the network are interoperable with the core network, as required under the law.

“Today’s decision is intended to provide states with a fair and meaningful opportunity to pursue their own network plans without causing undue delay and while still ensuring the integrity of the nationwide network,” a commission statement said.

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