Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

In Partnership With

FirstNet State Plans: Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) Opt Out Process

  • Wednesday, 03/29/2017: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room: S233
  • Session Number:  W11


NTIA and the FCC have statutory responsibilities, including evaluation of alternative state plans and spectrum lease/RAN construction grant applications for opt-out states.  This panel of OPSC and FCC experts examines their collaborative activities and thoughts surrounding their responsibilities under the FirstNet legislation, especially on the statutory requirements and process that an opt-out state must take in order to receive approval of their alternative state RAN plan, authority to enter into a spectrum lease with FirstNet, and optional construction grants. Hear from NTIA and partner organization FCC regarding these important initiatives. Examine the NTIA and FCC’s current collaboration efforts, including reviewing the requirements of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, and the SAPP review, process, its development, and current thinking regarding spectrum lease agreements with FirstNet and a receive a RAN construction grant from NTIA.


    David Buchanan

    Director of Consultation

    Carolyn Dunn

    State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP) Director

    David Furth

    Deputy Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
    Federal Communications Commission

    Brian Hobson

    Director of State Plans

    Marsha MacBride

    Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Public Safety Communications