Twenty U.S. states and territories so far have agreed to participate in the First Responder Network Authority’s collaborative project with AT&T to establish a nationwide emergency broadband network.
FirstNet aims to release updated state plans to states and territories later this month to address additional stakeholder feedback, AT&T said Friday.
The company will build and operate a wireless communications network for first responders in the next 25 years under a potential $6.5 billion contract awarded in March.
AT&T noted that states and territories can choose to opt in or opt out of the FirstNet program and will not be required to provide funds for network deployment and operations.
Click here to view the current list of FirstNet participants.