To help states with implementation of the nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety communications, the National Governors Association (NGA) issued a report, Steps to Prepare for Public Safety Broadband, outlining essential steps that states can take to prepare for implementation.
Earlier this month, NGA submitted comments to the Department of Commerce flagging items of particular interest and importance to states to ensure the network’s success.
NGA said, “The passage of legislation that reallocates a portion of the spectrum (D block) to create a nationwide broadband network for first responders is a cornerstone of making the nation’s first interoperable public safety broadband network a reality. Governors have played an active role in supporting implementation so that first responders can communicate and deliver life-saving and life-sustaining services to citizens. The new law requires that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), which is charged with constructing and operating the network, coordinate directly with governors.”
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