- Colorado to Release Public Safety LTE RFP for FirstNet Opt-Out Plan
- April 20, 2017 | Authors: Albert J. Catalano; Timothy A. Doughty; Michael T. N. Fitch; C. Douglas Jarrett; Gregory E. Kunkle; Thomas B. Magee; Tracy P. Marshall; Kathleen M. Slattery; Wesley K. Wright
- Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
Colorado plans to release a public safety LTE Request for Proposal in late March or early April. The RFP is intended to provide details about Colorado’s possible First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) opt-out scenario. Brian Shepherd, Colorado’s broadband program manager, explained to MissionCritical Communications that the objective is to “provide as thorough of an analysis as possible when it comes to the ultimate decision to opt-in/out of the FirstNet plan.” The State believes the best way to achieve this objective is to provide an option to which the FirstNet plan may be compared. The FirstNet contract is expected to be awarded this month, which means initial review of the draft plan could begin as early as June. For more information, please contact Al Catalano ([email protected]; 202.434.4207).