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What is the FirstNet State Plan and what is the “opt out” option? Posted on Sep 20

What is the FirstNet State Plan and what is the “opt out” option?

FirstNet is required by statute to provide individual implementation plans (“State Plans”) for each of the 56 states and territories of the United States. These State Plans will be provided via an online portal and will specify the planned coverage, services, applications, features, devices, and   …Continue Reading What is the FirstNet State Plan and what is the “opt out” option?

Does Public Safety in Massachusetts have to use the NPSBN? How would we go about using the NPSBN if we were interested? Posted on Aug 30

Does Public Safety in Massachusetts have to use the NPSBN?  How would we go about using the NPSBN if we were interested?

  No one is required to use the network. FirstNet’s goal is to make the network cost-competitive with commercial networks and to add many public safety features that are not generally available on commercial networks. That said, if a chief of a department is happy   …Continue Reading Does Public Safety in Massachusetts have to use the NPSBN? How would we go about using the NPSBN if we were interested?

Paying for the National Public Safety Broadband Network Posted on Mar 29

Paying for the National Public Safety Broadband Network

  Two of the other most frequent questions our office receives about FirstNet and the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), is “How much is it going to cost?” and “Who’s going to pay for it?” How much is the NPSBN going to cost to   …Continue Reading Paying for the National Public Safety Broadband Network