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News MASS. WILL OPT INTO FED EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM

12/22/2017
  • 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.

State House News Service

Massachusetts Public Safety Broadband Office 

The Massachusetts Public Safety Broadband Office coordinates with the federal First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) regarding the implementation of a nationwide, high-speed, wireless data network dedicated to public safety.

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