- State House News Service
- Massachusetts Public Safety Broadband Office
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 22, 2017....Massachusetts will opt into a federal emergency response communications program designed to reduce response times during emergencies, the governor told the federal government this week.
In a letter dated Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker officially accepted the state-specific plan for Massachusetts' buildout of the system, which the federal government had delivered to him in September.
Baker had until Dec. 28 to either opt into FirstNet or assemble a different plan to access the nationwide network.