An Update on FirstNet

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled “An Update on FirstNet” at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The subcommittee will examine FirstNet and AT&T’s progress to date and the anticipated timeline to build, operate, and maintain an interoperable nationwide public safety broadband network as established by the Middle Class Tax Relief And Job Creation Act of 2012.

•    Mr. Curtis Brown, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Virginia
•    Dr. Damon Darsey, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center
•    Mr. Mark Goldstein, Physical Issues Director, Government Accountability Office
•    Mr. Michael Poth, Chief Executive Officer, FirstNet
•    Mr. Chris Sambar, Senior Vice President, AT&T
Hearing Details:

Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker