Gov. Bryant announces opt. in to FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband network

AT&T (T) has most states in the bag for its FirstNet wireless public safety network, with Thursday the final day for states and most US territories to announce decisions on taking part in the project. "While Rivada's plan remains the better option for New Hampshire, I have determined that the additional risk associated with being the only state to opt-out creates too high a barrier for New Hampshire to continue down the opt-out path alone".

Every state accepted the FirstNet deployment plan in the 90-day decision period governors had to either opt-in or opt-out of the FirstNet proposed Radio Access Network buildout plan, which concluded yesterday.

The First Responder Network Authority will make payments to AT&T based on success, ultimately shelling out $6.5 billion. Governor Sununu said, "By moving to opt-in today, New Hampshire will retain AT&T's commitment to build 48 new tower sites across the state". New Hampshire has been studying a network proposal from Rivada Networks.

Dozens Killed in Bombing at Shiite Center and News Agency in Kabul
A journalist at Afghan Voice, Sayed Abbas Hussaini, said there appeared to have been more than one explosion during the attack. It has scaled up its attacks in Kabul , including on security installations and the country's Shiite minority.

"Whether we're responding to wildfires in eastern Washington or floods in western Washington, our first responders must have a reliable communications network and this process was about ensuring we get them the best service possible", Inslee said in the press release. As of publication time on December 28, 51 states and territories have opted in to FirstNet, while two states - California and Florida - and three territories - Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa - have not made a decision.

That system, which is operated through a partnership with AT&T, is meant to deliver dependable wireless broadband internet connections to public safety community members. "With more than 50 states and territories participating in FirstNet, public safety is assured of an enduring, self-sufficient network to serve them for years to come".

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