FirstNet Proposals and Responses (Office of the Governor - Nebraska)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Nebraska of Nebraska.
Tracking # 22506
Multi Request FirstNet Proposals and Responses
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712), 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

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Dear Mr. Morisy,

I am writing in response to your public records request received in the Governor's Office on January 9, 2018. You have specifically requested:

* 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.

Following a good faith search of the Governor's Office records, all records deemed responsive to your request are attached to this email. No fees are assessed to process your public records request.

Sincerely,

Lana Gillming-Weber
Administrative Assistant for Correspondence

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
OFFICE 402-471-1964
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