Assistant Secretary Strickling Statement on FirstNet Board Resolution on BTOP Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
February 12, 2013
News Media Contact: 
FirstNet, (202) 482-0147, press@firstnet.gov
 

“NTIA thanks the Board for conducting this review expeditiously.  NTIA is pleased that today’s resolution charts a path to allow the resumption of these projects in accordance with the two conditions set out when we partially suspended the projects last year: 

  • The grant money will remain in the communities that received the grant.
  • The grant dollars will be spent on facilities and equipment that can be incorporated into FirstNet’s nationwide network , or that will yield valuable data and information to guide FirstNet.”