On February 22, 2012, the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012” was signed into law which includes provisions to fund and govern a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network now referred to as FirstNet. FirstNet’s mission is to deploy, operate, and maintain a high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to
As jurisdictions consider the use of FirstNet, complex issues must be addressed including operations, technology, economics, and governance as well as integration with existing public safety mobile radio and information systems. Important considerations such as coverage, capacity, security, reliability, and roll-out schedule must also be addressed.
A trusted advisor is needed to assist with the decision process; an advisor that has the size, experience, and independence to be relied upon. Federal Engineering is that trusted advisor. FE has been involved in numerous public safety networks in America and we understand the complexities that new technologies such as FirstNet bring about. Since 1983, FE has been an advocate of first responders, supporting advancements in the communications networks they rely upon.