FirstNet Introduction

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What is FirstNet?

FirstNet was established under Title VI, “Public Safety Communications and Electromagnetic Spectrum Auctions,” of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (PL112-96)

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Why FirstNet?

Despite billions spent on homeland security, the public safety community has been frustrated by the lack of progress in establishing a dedicated, reliable, interoperable network for first responders. Ten years after 9/11, public safety users were still hindered by fragmented push-to-talk (PTT) land mobile radio (LMR) systems

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What Does FirstNet Mean for Public Safety?

FirstNet is a game-changer for public safety; the first nationwide high-speed wireless broadband network for public safety. Major benefits of FirstNet for public safety are

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Who Will Use FirstNet?

FirstNet must provide service in all 50 states, five territories and Washington, D.C. FirstNet users include federal, state, local and tribal and non-governmental law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical service entities, as well non-traditional organizations that perform public safety services.