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Deadline to make Opt-In or Opt-Out decision
Opting Out gives States more time to consider the options.
By Opting Out, States can still choose either option for a further 180 Days
Questions surrounding the FirstNet Opt-Out process.
AT&T does not offer the same level of guaranteed customer service, dedicated maintenance, or absolute and ruthless pre-emption that other options do.
The Network will be built around the existing commercial coverage footprint of AT&T, rather than on the geographic needs of Public Safety.
The Band-14 spectrum allocated will be commingled with lower quality commercial spectrum, on legacy infrastructure, rather than made ubiquitously availible to the mission of Public Safety.
A large retail carrier will always choose the needs of its more that 100 million commercial wireless subscribers over the needs of the 3.2 million First Responders across the U.S.
Competing objectives exist at every stage of the process – from design and development, through operations, and in a disaster situation.
The excess bandwidth on the network will be availible only to commercial subscribers of AT&T.
How Issuing an RFP Gives States the Ability to Negotiate the Best Possible FirstNet Deal
By Berge Ayvazian – Wireless 20/20
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