Opt-In & Opt-Out Decision

08 December 2016

FirstNet is poised to begin the actual build-out of the network with the upcoming selection of a national partner. It is anticipated that FirstNet will announce the selection of a national partner within the next several months. Once a partner is selected, individual state buildout plans will be prepared and transmitted. In Vermont, the Public Safety Broadband Commission will examine and evaluate any plans that are prepared and will advise the Governor regarding whether the plan should be accepted.

To assist the states in this process, FirstNet has developed a tutorial to highlight some of the major steps and considerations leading up to the Governor's decision on the state plan. To view this brief video, go to this update page on our web site. If you have questions after watching this video, please contact Lisa Helme, Vermont FirstNet Outreach Manager at (802) 241-5535 or via email at lisa.helme@vermont.gov.


The FirstNet project is housed within the Radio Technology Services unit of the Department of Public Safety.

Public Safety Broadband Network Commission
Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive Waterbury, VT 05671
(802) 241-5535/ Email the PSBC

Email the PSBC Chair: Terry.Lavalley@vermont.gov

Visit the federal government FirstNet Authority web site at: www.FirstNet.gov

Visit the commercial AT&T FirstNet subscriber web site at: www.FirstNet.com

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