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Blog // Connect Nevada

Reading Room Offers Public Access to All Things FirstNet

By Amanda Murphy

In January, FirstNet released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for a comprehensive LTE broadband network. The network will cover 56 states and territories and provide quality, reliable interoperability for national public safety measures.

RFP candidates, state and local organizations, communities, and citizens interested in knowing more about FirstNet—its history, mission, details on the national public safety network RFP—may want to review the FirstNet Reading Room. The Reading Room is available online at and contains documents and files about the organization and its objectives. The files are publicly available to anyone requesting access to the Reading Room.

To view the press release about the FirstNet RFP, click here.

View upcoming FirstNet events 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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