April 6, 2015
The creation of the nation’s first national public safety broadband network brings a host of opportunities for electric cooperatives. Learn what to expect and how to get involved.
Our panel of speakers, Al Catalano, attorney, Keller and Heckman; Jessica Zufolo, deputy administrator, Rural Utilities Service; and Kathy Nelson, principal telecommunications engineer, Great River Energy, bring their unique perspectives and experience to an informative discussion on a variety of topics, including:
What FirstNet is looking for in its partnerships and relationships with stakeholders
FirstNet’s goals and requirements in constructing, operating and maintaining the FirstNet network
Opportunities for cooperatives to help shape FirstNet policies
How utilities and traditional public safety entities such as police, fire and medical emergency personnel can gain access to FirstNet spectrum on favorable terms
A pilot project involving FirstNet, Great River Energy and other parties to test the viability of sharing a network between public safety and utilities