Event

July 2019 Webinar: FirstNet Deployment - Status of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Region: Online
Location: Online
Type Of Event: Webinar

In 2012, Congress created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to develop, build and operate a nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. FirstNet has made significant strides in delivering on this mandate. Today, nearly 7,250 agencies utilize more than 600,000 connections on the FirstNet network. In addition, over 100 devices with public safety-focused features and functions are approved and certified for use on the FirstNet network. The webinar will provide an overview of FirstNet's accomplishments to date, as well as provide insights from a first-responder network user.

Speaker:

  • Dave Buchanan, Executive Director of Public Safety Advocacy, FirstNet
  • Doug Clark, Assistant Vice President, FirstNet Program, AT&T Public Safety Solutions
  • Chris Denney, Division Chief, Southern Platte Fire Protection District, Kansas City, MO

Moderator:

  • Scott Woods, Manager of Technical Assistance, NTIA, BroadbandUSA