FirstNet-Adopted Nationwide

Adhering to the December 28, 2017 deadline, all 50 states have elected to opt-in to FirstNet. FirstNet, which will provide a dedicated communications network for first responders, can now begin the process of building out the network nationwide. APWA has been actively involved in FirstNet meetings and discussions as well as disseminating information to APWA members. Additionally, APWA is fortunate to have Phil Mann of Gainesville, FL serving on the Public Safety Advisory Committee and making sure public works is represented as a vital first-responder.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Marty Williams, Government Affairs Manager at (202) 218-6732 or