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Scope of NTIA’s Authority Regarding FirstNet Fees

Date: 
August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 
151209999–7323–02

Congress authorized the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority within NTIA, to assess and collect, among other funds, three specific types of fees. By law, NTIA must review and approve these fees on an annual basis. This final rule describes NTIA’s overarching scope, boundaries, and guidelines for its FirstNet fee review and approval process as mandated by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 and is effective on August 29, 2017. For further information contact Patrick Sullivan; Office of Public Safety Communications; National Telecommunications and Information Administration; U.S. Department of Commerce; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; psullivan@ntia.doc.gov.