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California Decides to Opt-In to FirstNet Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

California Decides to Opt-In to FirstNet Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network”

The No. 2 US wireless carrier will receive 20 megahertz of wireless airwaves and success-based payments of $6.5 billion over the next five years as part of the project known as FirstNet.

In addition to the 50 U.S. states that have agreed to utilize the network (as opposed to building their own), Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have also chosen to adopt the system.

Earlier this month, Sununu announced that the state would indeed opt-out of the network, and select an alternative network that would plug into the nationwide network powered by AT&T and FirstNet.

California was the fifth state to announce its "opt-in" decision today, which was the deadline for governors in all states to make their FirstNet "opt-in/opt-out" decisions.

"Whether we're responding to wildfires in eastern Washington or floods in western Washington, our first responders must have a reliable communications network and this process was about ensuring we get them the best service possible", Inslee said in the press release.

"With every state saying "yes" to the FirstNet plan, America's first responders now have a nationwide interoperable network they can rely on 24/7/365 - like their mission", First Responder Network Authority CEO Mike Poth, said.

According to analysts on Wall Street, AT&T can use FirstNet to widen its broadband coverage.

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Florida has joined a national program created to improve mobile communications for first responders.

In the Pacific Northwest, a Washington official said the state regularly joins its southern neighbor, Oregon, in battling such natural disasters as wildfires - so the two states collaborated on a decision announced December 26, to join FirstNet.

In Washington and OR, as in Colorado, an AT&T commitment to "additional tower investments" proved key.

AT&T will build the FirstNet RAN in "opt-in" states or territories at no cost to each jurisdiction, although local public-safety entities will be responsible for paying subscription costs and end-user device expenses.

"Having that regional approach to these crises is what's going to save lives", Sawyer said in an interview. "It will provide our first responders with the tools they need to keep Mississippians safe".

FirstNet is also supposed to improve civilian cell coverage in rural areas of the state.



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