New Enterprise Will Validate First-Responders’ Equipment Works Properly

The US First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), recently opened, marks the beginning of a new lab examination that will specialize in testing public safety features, devices and apps before operational use.

The Lab, operating at FirstNet’s technical headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, boasts capabilities that will enable private industry partners to test devices and apps before they are deployed on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

“This opening is a great accomplishment for FirstNet in our efforts to deploy public safety’s network, and we’re proud to open it ahead of schedule and under budget,” Mike Poth, the CEO of FirstNet, said.

In addition to offering validation and verification testing for network services and features, the lab will also assist its partners with research and development related to public safety and broadband technologies, according to

“When first responders are racing to help in disasters and emergencies, they need communications tools that are tested and proven to work,” Jeff Bratcher, the CTO at FirstNet, said. “This lab will help FirstNet and our future partner ensure that public safety features, devices, and applications run properly”.


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