OEC Outreach Clips: What the elimination of pdvWireless may indicate about the timing of the overall FirstNet project, Source Urgent Communications

Believe it or not, we are just 12 days from Nov. 1, the target date that FirstNet officials established to announce which bidding team will be named as the contractor to build, maintain and upgrade the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) for the next 25 years.  What will we learn at the time of the announcement? Aside from the identity of the winning contractor team, no other information has been confirmed.  In addition, the Nov. 1 date is not set in stone—FirstNet officials have always acknowledged the possibility that the announcement timing could be later than Nov. 1, depending on circumstances surrounding the request-for-proposals (RFP) process. More recent public statements by FirstNet officials have indicated that the announcement could happen in the November timeframe. What the elimination of pdvWireless may indicate about the timing of the overall FirstNet project