FirstNet was established in February of 2012. Learn about the past, present and future milestones in this FirstNet timeline.
February 22, 2012
President Obama signs into law Public Law 112-96, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Title VI of PL112-96, entitled “Public Safety Communications and Electromagnetic Spectrum Auctions” establishes FirstNet to build and deploy a nationwide public safety broadband network.
FirstNet releases its final Network RFP to select a partner to deploy the FirstNet Network.
June 28, 2016
FirstNet holds a consultation meeting with Utah’s FirstNet governing body, the Utah Communications Authority (UCA).
March 2, 2017
Utah Senate Bill 198 (SB-198) establishes new governance structure for FirstNet in Utah that includes a nine-member board along with operations and regional advisory committees to support Utah. See Governance .