FirstNet Proposals and Responses (Office of the Governor - Rhode Island)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Rhode Island of Rhode Island.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), 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 10 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 - Rhode Island

Dear Sir or Madam,

You will receive a response by Friday, October 5, which is 10 business days from when we received your request.

Joshua Butera
Special Counsel
Office of Governor Gina M. Raimondo
State House, Room 112
82 Smith Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401-222-2389 (office)
Joshua.Butera@governor.ri.gov<mailto:Joshua.Butera@governor.ri.gov>

From: Office of the Governor - Rhode Island

Mr. Morisy,

Our response to your APRA request is attached.

Best,

Joshua Butera
Special Counsel
Office of Governor Gina M. Raimondo
State House, Room 112
82 Smith Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401-222-2389 (office)
Joshua.Butera@governor.ri.gov<mailto:Joshua.Butera@governor.ri.gov>

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