Poth Confident on Additional Opt-Ins

First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Chief Executive Officer Mike Poth said today that he is confident that the 29 states and two territories that have opted in to the network so far will be joined by many others leading up to the Dec. 28 deadline for governors to decide whether to opt out. In the text of prepared remarks for IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum in Dallas today, Mr. Poth also said that even after governors make their decisions, FirstNet will continue to consult with states and territories to ensure the network continues to improve and is updated.

In other remarks at today’s event, Chris Sambar, senior vice president-FirstNet for AT&T, Inc., FirstNet’s network partner, touted the benefits to states and territories of opting in and first responders signing up for service and defended the hiring of former state officials who are experts in public safety, according to AT&T.

Courtesy TRDaily