“FBI personnel will shift from using Verizon wireless capabilities to those from AT&T-built FirstNet, through a recently secured, roughly $92 million contract that will also extend the platform’s reach across the Justice Department’s broader user-base.”
“The agreement for services spanning both day-to-day and emergency functions marks FirstNet’s largest commitment from a law enforcement or public safety agency—and follows a recent ruling by the Government Accountability Office to settle a dispute connected to the procurement.”
"The FBI's award to AT&T is testament to FirstNet's law enforcement-specific attributes,” Vice President of AT&T’s FirstNet Program Stacy Schwartz said in an announcement Tuesday.”
“Created by AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is a high-speed broadband communications platform that offers…” Read the full article here.
Source: FBI, FirstNet Move Forward with $92 Million Communications Contract – By Brandi Vincent, December 8, 2020. Nextgov.
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