FirstNet Authority promotes interim director after 18-month search

by • 2 years ago

Edward Parkinson, who's led the FirstNet leadership as interim CEO and director since 2018, has been promoted to serve in the role full-time.

Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say

by • 2 years ago

Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.

FirstNet-approved device list names 163 smartphones, tablets, laptops

by • 2 years ago

An original list of 17 devices has grown nearly tenfold as of 2020 and includes many popular devices, including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

FirstNet approves $82 million budget for 2020

by • 2 years ago

The budget also includes $82 million in reserve funding and $145 million in network reinvestment.

FirstNet's new 'roadmap' offers preview of network's future

by • 2 years ago

Expanding the network's "deployables fleet" and improving in-building coverage fall under six priorities outlined in FirstNet's latest planning document.

Verizon inks first multi-vendor public safety contract with Massachusetts

by • 2 years ago

The contract will allow Verizon and AT&T to provide dedicated service to public safety agencies in Massachusetts.

San Jose first to implement FirstNet citywide

by • 2 years ago

San Jose, California, will equip 10 agencies — including police, fire and environmental services — with devices that run on the new network for public-safety communications.

FirstNet reaches new usage milestones, passes 50 percent buildout

by • 2 years ago

More than 7,250 public safety agencies have signed onto FirstNet, according to AT&T, the contractor building the network. Officials say mission-critical capabilities will be rolled out throughout the year.

FirstNet publishes guiding investment principles

by • 3 years ago

The FirstNet board established a set of principles for investments into the network, signaling an intention to build a roadmap to guide future improvements.