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The Evolution of FirstNet: From 9/11 thru COVID-19

Ed Parkinson  (CEO, FirstNet Authority)

Location: W325

Date: Thursday, September 30

Time: 8:40am - 9:00am

Format: Keynote Presentation

Vault Recording: TBD

It has been 20 years since the terrorist attacks on 9/11. During those two decades, the nation’s public safety community has been resilient in the face of unprecedented and ever-evolving threats and challenges, from responding to major natural or man-made disasters to protecting communities during a global pandemic. At the same time, the FirstNet Network has grown from concept to reality and is evolving based on what public safety needs. Hear from Ed Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, as he outlines FirstNet’s progress to date and how the FirstNet Authority will continue to advance benefits of the nationwide public safety broadband network to first responders across the country.