Sponsored by: NC Department of Public Safety and the Office of the State CIO

What: In February 2012, Congress enacted The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, containing landmark provisions to create a much-needed nationwide interoperable broadband network that will help police, firefighters, emergency medical service professionals and other public safety officials stay safe and do their jobs. The law’s governing framework for the deployment and operation of this network, which is to be based on single national network architecture, is the new “First Responder Network Authority” (FirstNet), an independent authority within NTIA. FirstNet will hold the spectrum license for the network, and is charged with taking “all actions necessary” to build, deploy, and operate the network, in consultation with Federal, State, tribal and local public safety entities, and other key stakeholders.

Who should attend: Federal, State, Tribal, County, City and other local constituents and first responders of North Carolina, broadband providers, and other interested parties.

Where: Please reference the list of the available workshops below and choose the one that best meets your schedule and location.

When: All informational sessions will be held from 10am -3pm.

Cost: FirstNet will reimburse for mileage. Lunch expenses are not reimbursable.

How to RSVP: RSVP with your preference by contacting a member of our North Carolina FirstNet team, Erica Gallion at erica.gallion(at)ncdps.gov or call 919-899-9182.

Due to security regulations at some locations we must make available the list of confirmed attendees prior to the day of the event. So we ask each of you to submit your request at least 7 days prior to the regional meeting.


9:45 am – 10:00 am General Registration

10:00 am – 10:15 am Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

10:15 am – 10:30 am Discuss Workshop Format

10:30 am – 10:45 am Introduction of Participants

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 11:45 am FirstNet Presentation

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Interactive Work Session # 1

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Interactive Work Session # 2

3:00 pm Closing Remarks

Meetings by Region:

FirstNet Meeting Dates