Thursday, 8 July 2021 8:00 a.m. EDT
The Public Safety Broadband Technology Association (PSBTA) invites you to an insider’s look at the critical steps leading to the implementation of FirstNet, the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, which serves the United States and its territories. Post 9/11, the lack of interoperability and reliable dedicated spectrum for public safety was recognized as a pressing deficiency in the public safety community. Under this common purpose, public safety leaders came together making groundbreaking strides in coalition building, policy and program development, legislative advocacy, and the ongoing innovation that resulted in FirstNet. Hear from the architects of FirstNet and learn firsthand what it took to successfully implement this one-of-a-kind nationwide network dedicated to public safety and the work they do every day!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know and what you need to do to adopt and deploy FirstNet, as well as how to pursue stimulus/grant funds supporting broadband expansion and adoption. We have invited special guests from FirstNet Built with AT&T to discuss solutions available to Tribal Nations. Then, join our Program Director for Grants Assistance to gain a deeper understanding of how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 and the NTIA Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program are allocated and how they may be used to support these endeavors.