Assistant Secretary Strickling Statement on FirstNet Board Resolution on BTOP Projects
“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.”