First Responder Network Authority

American public safety broadband network operator / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) of the United States was created under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (MCTRJCA) as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).[1] The purpose of FirstNet is to establish, operate, and maintain an interoperable public safety broadband network. To fulfill these objectives, Congress allotted $7 billion and 20 MHz of radio spectrum to build the network.[citation needed]

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First Responder Network Authority
Agency overview
Headquarters12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20192
38.9466°N 77.3672°W / 38.9466; -77.3672
Annual budget$81 million (2019)
Agency executive
  • Edward Parkinson, Executive Director
Parent departmentDepartment of Commerce
Parent agencyNational Telecommunications and Information Administration