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About FirstNet

What is FirstNet?

FirstNet is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders. FirstNet is designed to save lives and protect U.S. communities. Learn more about FirstNet here.


FirstNet in Oregon

In preparation for the FirstNet network, Oregon has taken an active role in supporting and influencing FirstNet’s development. This will help ensure our state’s unique needs are addressed. Oregon’s size, population densities and terrain make it a manageable and productive proving ground for refining FirstNet’s design and process. This infographic provides helpful information on FirstNet’s development.


Planning for the FirstNet Network

This FirstNet in Oregon technical planning report provides stakeholders with a common understanding of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). It also prepares them for making decisions regarding technology, network plans and future applications. The report describes FirstNet background, uses and applications, network architecture, governance, stakeholder outreach, the consultation and design process, financial considerations, risks, recommendations and next steps.



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