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Blog // Connect Nevada

FirstNet Releases Answers to 402 RFP Questions, Hosts Pre-Proposal Conference March 10

By Amanda Murphy

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) recently released a list of answers to questions received regarding its recent Request for Proposal (RFP) for a comprehensive nationwide LTE broadband network. FirstNet has answered a total of 402 questions on a wide range of topics – all related to the RFP.

“We are pleased with the interest and questions we received from industry, states, and public safety regarding the FirstNet RFP,” said FirstNet Chief Executive Officer Mike Poth in a news release. “This is a vital next step in the iterative process as potential offerors work to craft their proposed solutions to deploy the first-of-its-kind wireless network dedicated to first responders, and FirstNet staff are diligently working to answer each question.”

In response to questions received, FirstNet has extended the deadline for submitted final proposals from April 29 to May 13.

FirstNet will be holding a Pre-Proposal Conference on March 10 at 1 p.m. EST at its headquarters in Reston, VA, as well as online. For more information and to register, click here.

View a FirstNet RFP Q&A infographic here.

View the full list of questions and answers here.

Connect Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communications System Board (ISICSB), has delivered FirstNet presentations to representatives of all 99 Iowa counties and hosted workshops in the 6 regions throughout Iowa. During these workshops, a chair and vice-chair were elected to the Regional Interoperability Committee (RIC) to work with the ISICSB.

About FirstNet: The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States prompted the 9/11 Commission to recommend a dedicated public safety communications network. This network would be interoperable and nationwide to resolve the communication issues emergency responders face when tragedy strikes. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, an organization created in 2012 as part of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation, is overseeing the building of the network.


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