FirstNet: The $7,000,000,000 Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Is Coming Your Way.

In 2012, Congress broke off 20Mhz in the 700Mhz frequency band and gives it, along with 7 billion dollars, to a new independent agency, dubbed FirstNet, who was charged with creating a National...

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