Last week's scheduled meeting was canceled due to the federal government shutdown; Friday's teleconference is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET.
board members will convene Friday via teleconference in a special meeting that is being conducted after last week’s scheduled meeting was canceled because of the federal government shutdown.
According to a posting in today’s Federal Register, FirstNet board members will meet via teleconference beginning at 11:00 a.m. No agenda for the meeting was posted on the(NTIA) website in time to be included in this story.
FirstNet board members were scheduled to meet on Oct. 15, but that meeting was not conducted because of the government shutdown.
Technically, FirstNet was not impacted by the government shutdown, because it is an independent body that receives its funding from anticipated proceeds fromspectrum auctions, instead of the federal budget. In actuality, FirstNet was affected by the government shutdown, which resulted in the furloughing of many employees from the NTIA and the U.S. Department of Commerce that work with FirstNet.