The First Responder Network Authority has reported updates on its strategic road map toward the initial launch of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
Officials from FirstNet discussed completed activities under the road map — such as the request for proposal process, consultation, standards development and state plans — during the quarterly board and committee meetings, the group said Wednesday.
“As we enter the next phase of the road map, continued collaboration will be crucial to delivering the best, most cost effective nationwide network to public safety as quickly as possible,” said FirstNet President TJ Kennedy.
FirstNet also unveiled the Band 14 Spectrum Relocation Grant Program, which seeks to provide financial help to select public safety groups ahead of the NPSBN deployment.
The FirstNet board established the strategic road map during a board meeting in March 2014 to create a timeline for the network deployment.