officials still plan to issue a final request for proposal (RFP) by the end of the year for the organization’s nationwide public-safety broadband network. In this eZine, read ’s Urgent Communications coverage as FirstNet takes key steps in an effort to make this unprecedented communications system a reality.
How will the massive project be bid? Is the opt-out alternative a realistic option for states and territories? How are the early-builder project going? Who will qualify as a “public-safety entity” that can get priority access on the network? What are the business-model implications of recent FirstNet policy positions? How does FirstNet hope to secure this network to prevent the kind of high-profile data breaches that we’ve seen on government and corporate networks? IWCE’s Urgent Communications continues to examine these questions, and this eZine will share key insights in a unique package.