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Analysts: Verizon's prospects for winning FirstNet project increasing

In a report reviewing American Tower's prospects for improving its tower business, analysts at Macquarie Research say they are increasingly of the view that Verizon could win the FirstNet public-safety-network project.

UPDATED: NTIA suspends funds for Los Angeles' public-safety LTE network

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it has halted payments for Los Angeles' LTE network for public-safety workers after regulators there voted to halt the construction of the network.

FirstNet delays draft RFP, cites finance committee questions

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) this week said it would delay the release of a draft RFP due to questions that arose in its finance committee.

Senators grill FirstNet's Swenson on rural coverage, hiring process

In the first Senate Commerce Committee hearing on its progress toward establishing a common nationwide broadband public-safety network, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was queried on everything from how it will incorporate rural areas into its broadband network to the excruciatingly long periods it takes FirstNet to hire people.

FirstNet board OKs second notice seeking comment

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board is looking for more feedback as it sets out to create the first nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) based on a single national network architecture.

FirstNet holds 'kick-off' consultation to bring federal agencies into the fold

The First Responder Network Authority formally launched the federal consultation process with a kick-off meeting in Washington, D.C., last week, with more than a dozen federal departments and agencies in attendance.

Proof-of-concept FirstNet project gets underway in New Jersey

Setting out to meet an ambitious timeline, first responders in three regions of New Jersey are expected  later this year  to use a new dedicated public-safety LTE network composed entirely of deployable infrastructure operating on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet),  IWCE's   Urgent Communications  reports.

Lawmakers call for hearing on FirstNet after IG report lists public disclosure concerns

The First Responder Network Authority received a final government report citing problems with financial disclosures and recommendations for improvement, but that's not the end of the matter if some lawmakers have their way.

FirstNet taken to task over conflict-of-interest procedures, financial disclosures

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) got a bit of a black eye thanks to a report from an internal government watchdog that faulted the group's board members for failing to adhere to financial disclosure rules and not having adequate protections to monitor for conflicts of interest. The report also faulted FirstNet for how it awarded several contracts.

Dish, FirstNet, tower companies and FCC are the early winners in wildly successful AWS-3 auction

The FCC's AWS-3 auction, which is still going on, is now more successful than anyone ever dreamed. As of this morning, the auction has raised a total of more than $24 billion in provisionally winning bids after just six days of bidding. But beyond the big, round numbers, what other conclusions can we draw from the AWS-3 results so far?