- FirstNet Opt-Ins
- December 27, 2017 | Authors: Albert J. Catalano; C. Douglas Jarrett; Gregory E. Kunkle; Kathleen M. Slattery; Thomas B. Magee; Michael T. N. Fitch; Tracy P. Marshall; Timothy A. Doughty; Wesley K. Wright
- Law Firms: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office; Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
Ohio became the latest state to announce it will opt-in to the FirstNet state plan provided by FirstNet and AT&T. Thirty-five of fifty-six states and territories have now opted-in to the FirstNet plan. No jurisdiction has opted-out of the FirstNet plan, but a number of states – including California – have issued requests for proposals (RFP) seeking proposals to build a competing public safety radio access network relying on FirstNet spectrum. Colorado selected the team of Rivada Networks and Macquarie Developments to build a radio access network in the State if Colorado decides to opt-out of the FirstNet plan. New Hampshire had previously selected Rivada if that State decides to opt-out. Please contact Al Catalano ([email protected]; 202.434.4207) with questions.