• FirstNet Update
  • February 15, 2018 | Author: Albert J. Catalano
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands and Guam have accepted the FirstNet/AT&T plan for construction, maintenance and operation of the nationwide public safety broadband network. New Hampshire reversed an earlier decision to “opt-out.” Two Territories, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands have a March 12th deadline for their “opt-in/opt-out” decisions. California was the 50th state to accept the FirstNet/AT&T plan. In “opting-in” California expressed concerns with interoperability, security and site hardening that need to be addressed. California hopes to continue to work with FirstNet to improve the plan within the State.