OEC Outreach Clips:States Request More Timely Federal Information in NTIA Opt-Out Comments, Source Mission Critical Communications

Ten states, a Virginia county and the District of Columbia submitted comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) notice and request for comments regarding the State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Concerns about the timing, additional information from federal entities overseeing the process, grant evaluation, transparency and other issues were raised in the comments.  NTIA’s SAPP outlines the steps and potential timeline for states that choose to opt out of FirstNet. States Request More Timely Federal Information in NTIA Opt-Out Comments