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FirstNet – A Public Safety Broadband Network Webinar Replay

This event was organized by 9-1-1 and Geospatial Services Bureau (NGS)


Overview: Created by the passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, FirstNet was established as an independent authority within the Department of Commerce given the responsibility to build, deploy, and operate a public safety dedicated mobile broadband nationwide network. Tom Gagnon, Virginia’s statewide interoperability coordinator, will provide an overview of what FirstNet is, and what to expect in 2017 after FirstNet awards a contract to a private industry partner.

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