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NTIA Awards Nevada New Money for FirstNet Planning

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Kristina Silla

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded new grant money to eight states including Nevada!

The additional State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) funds are to assist in FirstNet planning. First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, will be the first nationwide high-speed network dedicated to public safety.

The NTIA awarded the following grants this week:

  • Alaska - $2 million
  • Idaho - $1.4 million
  • Montana -$1.8 million
  • Nevada - $1.9 million
  • Pennsylvania -$3.9 million
  • Tennessee - $2.3 million
  • U.S. Virgin Islands - $515,628
  • Utah - $1.7 million

All the recipients are required to provide a matching contribution of at least 20 percent. Additional grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.

These grants will allow states to implement the FirstNet program which will help emergency responders save more lives, solve more crimes, and keep communities safer.

This new network will be built to public-safety grade standards using Long-Terms Evolution (LTE) technology, which is the most advanced currently available.

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