New FirstNet Chair Horowitz encouraged by progress, outlines ‘FirstNet 2.0’ plans

Leaders of U.S. public-safety organizations are “thrilled” with AT&T’s development of the FirstNet system and want the FirstNet Authority to continue its advocacy for first responders—a cornerstone of the organization’s “FirstNet 2.0” strategy that will be unveiled next week, according to FirstNet board Chair Ed Horowitz.

SOURCE: Urgent Communications

DATE: December 7, 2018

“Overall there’s a real sigh of relief … that it’s actually happening,” Horowitz said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “They are thrilled by the speed with which coverage is occurring.

“They are pleased. They are thrilled that it is happening. They want to make sure that coverage is happening. They also want to make sure that the FirstNet Authority is fully engaged and working on their behalf—which, without question, it is, but they want to hear it again.”

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