Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T plan, to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.

AT&T, in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, will build, operate and maintain a  wireless broadband communications network for Wisconsin’s public safety community at no cost to the state for the next 25 years, under  the agreement.

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), as an independent authority within National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to provide emergency responders with nationwide, high-speed, broadband network dedicated to public safety.

[Image courtesy: FirstNet]