The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has issued a statement in response to a request filed by the state of Colorado regarding interoperability and roaming between the nationwide public safety network being built for FirstNet by AT&T, Inc., and wireless carriers (TR Daily, July 9). The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology has asked the FCC not to take any action at this time in response to the recent request by the Colorado Public Safety Broadband Governing Body (CPSBGB) that had asked the Commission to clarify guidelines and requirements concerning interoperability and roaming between the nationwide public safety broadband network and wireless carriers (TR Daily, July 16).
“Public Safety and Congress were clear in the goal, vision and mandate of FirstNet to be a single nationwide public safety network. That mandate is being fulfilled and the state of Colorado is an integral part of that success,” a FirstNet spokesman said. “Through our on-going consultation and advocacy efforts with Colorado, and every state and territory, we are confidant these efforts will help guide current and future network advancements and drive innovation for public safety. No other network has this — it is unique to FirstNet — and we look forward to continuing to work with the state.”