Today the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders.
In a formal signing ceremony,
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made the announcement. He and others who
spoke, including House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR),
Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called this an “historic day” and said the
approximately $40+B total award over the lifetime of the contract for
the public-safety broadband network is a “milestone.” Continue Reading