5th Iowa Public Private Partnership Summit

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Iowa’s private telecommunications industry gathered on April 6 for the 5th Iowa Public Private Partnership Summit, where they heard directly from a FirstNet representative and FirstNet’s awarded vendor AT&T. 

First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is a federal initiative to create a nationwide public safety wireless broadband communications network dedicated to public safety, and is the last remaining recommendation of the 9/11 Commission. 

The Summit provided a national update, an Iowa update, a private sector perspective, and a Q&A opportunity for the audience. In addition several items were explained including the Steps to the State Plan release, mobile devices, opt-in/opt-out concerns, and quality of services, priority, and preemption. 

April 6, 2017 Public Private Partnership Summit Recording