FirstNet Proposals and Responses (Office of the Governor)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Connecticut.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

* All the information about the plan FirstNet sent to the Governor's Office in late September and your state's response to FirstNet or the First Responder Network Authority.
* Any requests by state officials for access to inspect national FirstNet contracts and MOUs with AT&T.

As background for responding to this request, FirstNet is a organization within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration established in 2012 for the sole purpose of setting up a nationwide cellular network that first responders can use. Earlier this year, FirstNet signed a deal with AT&T this year and in September submitted a plan to all 50 states for the rollout of this network. States have 90 days to either opt in to the plan (binding them to AT&T for 25 years) or develop an alternative plan of their own, with no response opting the state into the AT&T plan.

There is more information on FirstNet and the proposal process available at the following article:

http://m.urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december

As well as on FirstNet’s webiste: https://www.firstnet.gov

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Office of the Governor

Mr. Morisy-

This email serves as acknowledgment of your Freedom of Information request dated 10/29/18. I apologize for any delay. I am currently searching for any responsive documents and will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Joshua Scollins
Deputy General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7308

From: Office of the Governor

Mr. Morisy-
I have completed a review of files received or created by the Governor’s office during the time period you requested using the search terms: "FirstNet" or "First Responder Network Authority"

I have attached responsive documents to this email. Some records are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 1-210 and have not been included in this production.

This is the final response to your Freedom of Information request, however, if additional responsive non-exempt documents are later discovered, we reserve the right to supplement our response.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.

Joshua Scollins
Deputy General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7308

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