FirstNet Proposals and Responses (Office of the Governor)

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, 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:

As well as on FirstNet’s webiste:

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: Office of the Governor

Dear Mr. Morisy,

The Office of the Governor is in receipt of your request under the
Virginia Freedom of Information Act, § 2.2-3700, et seq. (Act). Pursuant
to §2.2-3704(A) of the Act, all public records shall be open to citizens of
the Commonwealth, representatives of newspapers and magazines with
circulations in the Commonwealth, and representatives of radio and
television stations broadcasting in or into the Commonwealth during the
regular office hours of the custodian of such records. Please provide
information that confirms that you are either (1) a citizen of the
Commonwealth (such as a Virginia address) or (2) a representative of a
newspaper or magazine with circulations in the Commonwealth, or (3) a
representative of a radio or television station broadcasting in or into
the Commonwealth.



Jessica R. Killeen
Deputy Counsel to Governor Ralph S. Northam
Office of the Governor
Patrick Henry Building

1111 East Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Office Number: (804) 663-7880


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