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Governor's Opt-Out Notice To Conduct State Radio Access Network

October 25, 2017

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 requires a Governor of a State to notify the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a State's decision to opt-out of participation in the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) as proposed by FirstNet and to conduct its own deployment of a Radio Access Network in the State. This Notice provides instructions for such “opt-out” notices to NTIA.

All opt-out notices must be filed via the dedicated email address:, or via certified mail to the Office of Public Safety Communications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave NW., Washington, DC 20230, ATTN: Marsha MacBride.

For further information contact Carolyn Dunn; Office of Public Safety Communications; National Telecommunications and Information Administration; U.S. Department of Commerce; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20230;; (202) 482-4103.