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FirstNet leases space for technical HQ in Colorado, prepares to hire 100 employees

The First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet), charged with building a nationwide LTE network for use by public safety, has leased space in Boulder, Colo., for its technical headquarters and will begin hiring staffers for the facility starting this month.

FirstNet will let two more BTOP grantees use its 700 MHz spectrum for LTE networks

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board approved spectrum-lease agreements with two more public-safety entities, allowing them to restart their LTE network deployments, which had seen their grant funding suspended following the creation of FirstNet.

PSCR labs ready to share test results with FirstNet

Though they're in my own backyard, I only recently got a chance to tour the Public Safety Communications Research laboratories in Boulder, Colo. And now I realize what a big deal they are. PSCR is a joint effort of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. It has been instrumental in performing interoperability research on behalf of the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet), which is overseen by NTIA and is charged with putting together the National Public Safety Broadband Network.

FirstNet shroud of secrecy raising public-safety vendors' ire

The board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold its next meeting on Feb. 12, giving it a chance to respond publicly to a barrage of complaints regarding the board's perceived lack of transparency and responsiveness.

Week in research: Multiscreen content catches telecom's eye; Boulder challenges Silicon Valley as geekiest city

European elcos embrace multiscreen content: In the face of mounting landline voice losses, traditional telecom operators in Europe are taking a closer look at the possibilities provided by