A mandate of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA). Their charge is to provide emergency responders with the first high-speed, nationwide network dedicated to public safety. The State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) was funded to assist the states with the information sharing, stakeholder identification and planning activities necessary at the local and state levels to provide FirstNet with the information they will need to design and build this network.

This site was created to provide a source of information sharing for Nebraska's Public Safety stakeholders.

This is a three year planning project funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) through the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP). The purpose of the grant is to assist states with the planning phase of this project in identifying their broadband needs for the build out of this Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Half of the grant funds are retained to be used for the states data/infrastructure information collection portion of the grant. All of which will help with the state in consultation with FirstNet in the design of the Network in Nebraska to create a design plan for FirstNet to deliver to the Governor.

Minutes from November 6, 2014 meeting of Nebraska's Public Safety Broadband Working Group (PDF)

 

Please Contact:

Bob Wilhelm
State and Local Implementation Grant Program Project Manager
Nebraska Office of the CIO
402.471.7973
Bob.Wilhelm@Nebraska.gov