NTIA Awards $13.1 Million in Grants to Five States to Assist in FirstNet Planning

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced it has awarded the first $13.1 million in grants under the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP). The awards are going to Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Ohio, and will support state planning, consultation and outreach activities of these states as they prepare for the launch of the first nationwide public safety broadband network.