#SubCommTech Announces FirstNet Oversight Hearing

By Stephanie Waye FirstNet, Public Safety With 0 Comments

October 26, 2017

Press Release:

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Oversight of FirstNet: State Perspectives.”

During the hearing, #SubCommTech will examine the latest developments in the deployment of FirstNet, the first nationwide, interoperable broadband public safety network. With the December 28, 2017, deadline for governors coming up, members will focus on the status of states opting in or out of the FirstNet Network.

“Nationwide interoperability for our first responders has been a long time coming, and it’s critical for their sake and the public’s that we get this right. As next week’s hearing demonstrates, we are committed to monitoring FirstNet’s progress to ensure it brings modern communications capabilities to the brave men and women who keep us safe. It’s vital that we deliver on a system that our firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and all those on the frontlines of public safety can rely on,” said Blackburn.

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.