A primary responsibility of the PSBO is to conduct outreach throughout the Commonwealth to inform public safety entities and personnel about the National Public Safety Broadband Network, as well as collect information to improve how the network will be deployed in Massachusetts.  Since January 2014, the PSBO has conducted 5 regional information sessions, 2 advisory council meetings, and numerous stakeholder group presentations.  

If you would like to request the PSBO provide an update on FirstNet to your organization, contact the office at psbo@state.ma.us.  As future events are scheduled and conducted, we'll post the details of those meetings on this page. Click here to read about these events on FirstNet.gov.  

PSBO Prior Events

Participation in Recurring Meetings

Barnstable County 700 Mhz Subcommittee

Greater Boston Police Council

Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) (a state BTOP recipient)

OpenCape (a state BTOP recipient)

State 911 Commission

Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee

UASI region network group (PSNet)

Quarterly SPOC Calls

FirstNet Region 1 Calls

NTIA Quarterly Reporting Calls


October to December 2015

MFAB Meeting (December 3, 2015)

Participation in FirstNet Planning Conference in Colorado (October 7-8, 2015)


July to September 2015

Submission of Data Collection Documents to FirstNet (September 30, 2015)

Analysis of Massachusetts Wireless 911 Calls (September 2015)

Analysis of Wireless Carrier Data Usage (September 2015)

Planning of Proposed Phased Deployment Approach for FirstNet in Massachusetts (September 2015)

Law Enforcement Working Group (September 3, 2015)

Fire Services Working Group (September 3, 2015)

Launch of Massachusetts FirstNet Planning Survey (August to September, 2015)

Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts Presentation (August 19, 2015)

Analysis of FirstNet Coverage Objective Baseline Map (July to September 2015)


April to June 2015

Public Safety Communications Research Annual Meeting (June 3-6, 2015)

MFAB Governance Meeting (May 19, 2015)


January to March 2015

FirstNet Massachusetts Initial Consultation (March 12, 2015)

Presentation to the Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (CRHSAC) (March 3, 2015)

Presentation to the Mass Chiefs of Police Executive Board (February 10, 2015)

Initial Presentation to the MFAB (February 4, 2015)

Survey of private EMS agencies, users, and data usage (February 16, 2015)

Survey of Law Enforcement agencies, users, and data usage (January 28, 2015)

Survey of Fire Department agencies, users, and data usage (January 23, 2015)

Presentation to the Massachusetts Communications Supervisors Association (January 21, 2015)


October to December 2014

Presentation to the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) (December 16, 2014)

Presentation to the UASI region network group (PSNet Executive Committee) (November 4, 2014)

Presentation at the Verizon Wireless Public Safety Day (October 30, 2014)

Presentation to the Massachusetts SCIOs meeting (October 27, 2014)

Presentation to the Southeast Massachusetts Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council (SRAC) (October 1, 2014)


July to September 2014

Presentation to the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police (September 16, 2014)

Presentation to the State 911 Commission (August 4, 2014)

Letter to EMS Directors (July 21, 2014)

Letter to State Agency Heads (July 21, 2014)


April to June 2014

Presentation at the 2014 National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (Nlets) - Annual Business Meeting (June 26, 2014)

FirstNet Breakout Session Presentation - 2014 Statewide Emergency Management Conference (May 29, 2014)

Held FirstNet Information Session - Metro Boston Region (April 14, 2014)

Held FirstNet Information Session - Northeast Region (April 2, 2014)

Held FirstNet Information Session - Southeast Region (April 1, 2014)


January to March 2014

Held FirstNet Information Session - Central Region (March 12, 2014)

Held FirstNet Information Session - Western Region (March 11, 2014)

Mailing to Leadership of Local First Responder and Public Safety Organizations (January 2, 2014)