FirstNet reschedules meeting for Friday
FirstNet 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 National Telecommunications and Information Administration (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 from FCC spectrum 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.