Regional FirstNet/AT&T State Plan Conferences

August 2, 2017

As recently reported in the news, Virginia became the first state to “opt in” to FirstNet, the national First Responder Network Authority created under federal law in 2012. The purpose of FirstNet is to build an “interoperable” public safety broadband network so that first responders will have a reliable and robust communications system to handle crisis situations.

These sessions will provide attendees with an explanation of FirstNet’s proposed Virginia State Plan, Virginia’s actions to study the Plan, and various technologies that will leverage Virginia’s future public safety dedicated broadband network. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions, which enables sponsors to collect feedback for review and analysis of FirstNet’s impact on the Commonwealth.

See the conference schedule below and register for the one nearest you. NOTE: the hyperlinks allow for direct registration to attend.

VACo Contacts: Joe Lerch, AICP and Phyllis Errico, Esq.

Regions are hyperlinked    |    Password all CAPS and the #

Region I
September 12, 2017 | Eanes-Pittman Safety Training Center | Chesterfield, VA
Password – REGION1

Region II
August 17, 2017 | Germanna Community College | Culpeper, VA
Password – REGION2

Region III
August  23, 2017 | Liberty Mountain Conference Center | Lynchburg, VA
Password – REGION3

Region IV
August 9, 2017 | Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center | Abingdon, VA
Password – REGION4

Region V
September 27, 2017 | Mariner’s Museum | Newport News, VA
Password – REGION5

Region VI
September 19, 2017 | The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center | Roanoke, VA
Password – REGION6

Region VII
August 30, 2017 | Prince William County & Fire Rescue Training Center | Nokesville, VA
Password – REGION7

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