Welcome to the PSBO
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has established the Public Safety Broadband Office to oversee and direct all Commonwealth planning and implementation activities associated with FirstNet.
This office will coordinate and collaborate with public safety entities, local and state officials, and other stakeholders in preparing the Commonwealth for participation with FirstNet in the building and deployment of the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).
The History of FirstNet and the Public Safety Broadband Network
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created by Congress in 2012 to establish a nationwide broadband network for public safety. The final recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, the network will connect police officers, firefighters and EMS providers like never before. This video provides a short history of the NPSBN and the creation of FirstNet. View more videos like this on our FirstNet Videos page.
Priority, Pre-emption, and Quality of Service Tutorial: LTE Basic Concepts
FirstNet and the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) have coordinated to develop a two-part video tutorial to explain some of the key concepts regarding priority, pre-emption, and quality of service for the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN). The first video focuses on the basic Long Term Evolution (LTE) concepts of these features. View more videos like this on our FirstNet Videos page.