Ohio Department of Administrative Services

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The US Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (“the Act”), among many other provisions, created FirstNet, an independent Federal authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). FirstNet is chartered with building a nationwide, public safety broadband network—a high-speed broadband cellular data network, coast-to-coast, built specifically for public safety. FirstNet is required to build the network in consultation with the states to make sure that the network meets public safety's needs.