Communications and Technology: Subcommittee to Continue Oversight of FirstNet Build Out

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Progress Toward a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.” 

Created by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, FirstNet is tasked with creating the nation’s first interoperable public safety broadband network. Members of the subcommittee will continue their oversight of FirstNet’s progress toward nationwide build out. 

“FirstNet has had a rough start, including numerous management changes and questions surrounding board members’ ethics,” said Walden. “While it seems that FirstNet has made progress toward getting back on track, we will continue our oversight as FirstNet works to ensure that first responders have a nationwide interoperable broadband network that meets their needs. American lives depend on its success.” 

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