FCC Dismisses Colorado FirstNet Filing

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today dismissed as premature a request by the Colorado Public Safety Broadband Governing Body (CPSBGB) that the Commission clarify guidelines and requirements concerning interoperability and roaming between the nationwide public safety broadband network being built by AT&T, Inc., for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and wireless carriers (TR Daily, July 9). The order adopted today in PS dockets 16-269, 12-94, and 06-229, and WT docket 06-150 noted that the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology subsequently asked the FCC not to take any action at this time on the CPSBGB’s filing (TR Daily, July 16).

“Consistent with Colorado’s decision to Opt-In to the NPSBN [National Public Safety Broadband Network] on December 18, 2017, the Broadband Office will work collaboratively with the CPSBGB and FirstNet to resolve the concerns raised regarding interoperability and ensure the Colorado first responder community has access to a state of the art communications system,” the latter filing added. “In light of our dismissal of the Request, we also find the filings by other parties supporting the Request to be moot,” today’s order said. “If other parties have concerns that they believe warrant Commission action, they may petition accordingly.”

Courtesy TRDaily