AT&T, FirstNet Prep State Plans for National Public Safety Broadband Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2017 — AT&T (NYSE: T) and the First Responder Network Authority continue to work on state plans for the implementation of a national public safety broadband network under the 25-year FirstNet program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said in a blog post published Monday the team aims to submit the draft state plans to governors in June and will also establish an online portal to release information to the covered states and territories.

AT&T will provide its LTE bands to support pre-emption services for first responders within 2017 while Band 14 is underway, Poth wrote.

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