U.S. Commerce Secretary to Make Network Announcement

29 March 2017

Below is the announcement sent on March 29 by FirstNet.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to make announcement regarding public safety broadband network

On Thursday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m. ET, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross will make an announcement regarding the signing of the public-private partnership to create a nationwide public safety broadband network.

FirstNet will sign a 25-year contract with the network provider to equip first responders with the latest technology to allow them to communicate with other public safety personnel on a nationwide public safety broadband network. This will allow firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel to work seamlessly across the country to save lives and protect communities.

The announcement is planned to be live-streamed through the Department of Commerce homepage, the Commerce Facebook page and on FirstNet.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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