New York becomes 47th state to say yes to FirstNet

The final few states left to make their FirstNet decisions before today’s deadline are making their public announcements today, including New York, which became the 47th state to say yes to the NPSBN, according to IWCE’s Urgent Communications. (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-york-becomes-47th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement) “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network…

Four more states turn to FirstNet

More than 40 states have made the decision to “opt-in” to FirstNet, after four more states have joined the nationwide public-safety broadband network, according to publishers at IWCE’s Urgent Communications. (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/governors-make-flurry-firstnet-opt-announcements-final-day-holiday-weekend) “Governors in four states—Massachusetts, North Dakota, Delaware and Connecticut—today accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of…

FirstNet ranks continue to grow, Rhode Island 39th state to join NPSBN

More and more states are “opting-in” when it comes to FirstNet, as the end of the year deadline approaches for governors to make their final decision when it comes to the NPSBN. According to IWCE’s Urgent Communications, (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rhode-island-becomes-39th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement) Rhode Island is officially the 39th state to join the group’s ranks. “Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo today…

Colorado joins FirstNet ranks, becomes 38th state to “Opt-In”

With the year end deadline quickly approaching, states across the country are finalizing their FirstNet decisions, and Colorado announced yesterday it would be the 38th state to “opt-in” to the nationwide public-safety broadband network. Publishers at Urgent Communications broke the news yesterday. (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/colorado-becomes-38th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement) “Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced that he has accepted the nationwide…

Verizon skips California RFP bid, claims FirstNet, AT&T are ‘rigging the game’

Verizon refused to submit a bid on California’s RFP seeking an alternative, opt-out scenario vendor to FirstNet last week, going as far to say “onerous” mandates, and opt-out requirements by the group “undermine Congress’s intent” for the public safety broadband network, according to editors at IWCE’s Urgent Communications.  (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-skips-california-rfp-bid-claims-firstnet-att-are-rigging-game) “Verizon this week reversed its public…

New Hampshire first state to officially announce FirstNet Opt-Out decision

It was released today that New Hampshire would become the first state to pursue a FirstNet alternative, after the state officially announced it’s decision to Opt-Out of the public-safety network. Editors at IWCE’s Urgent Communications published the announcement earlier this morning: (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-announce-plans-pursue-firstnet-opt-out-alternative). “New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu today announced that his state will pursue the FirstNet “opt-out” alternative with Rivada Networks…

Rivada Conditionally Wins Colorado Public Safety Network Contract

Sources at Telecompetitor are reporting Rivada Networks and Macquarie Capital were awarded a conditional contract in late November from the state of Colorado. (http://www.telecompetitor.com/rivada-conditionally-wins-colorado-public-safety-network-contract/) “COLORADO SPRINGS– Rivada Networks and Macquarie Capital announced today they will jointly pursue opt-out state contracts under the FirstNet legislation. The first initiative of this alliance is a conditional award from the State…

Pyramid’s latest project kicks off Monday

ANDERSON — With the move of all offices at the Madison County Gov. Center currently underway, a kick-off meeting was held Tuesday morning with representatives from all areas of the renovation and asbestos abatement project, which starts in earnest off next week.  Officials with Pyramid Architecture, Engineering and Consulting – the company handling the project…