“Legislation set up an independent authority (FirstNet) to create a nationwide broadband network for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters. FirstNet contracted with AT&T to deploy the network, which will be fully operational in 2023.
But this law terminates FirstNet’s authority in 2027, and doesn’t identify another federal agency to oversee network operations or updates. Without legislative action, the public-safety network will be at risk and first responders could lose service.
Congress should consider reauthorizing FirstNet before the 2027 end date to ensure network continuity.”
Source: Public-Safety Broadband Network