The Texas Department of Information Resources has negotiated and posted a new contract for FirstNet services provided by AT&T.
The new terms provide, among other things, a new pricing structure with potential cost savings for many agencies. The new contract and appendices are available at the following link from the Texas Department of Information Resources: DIR-TSO-3420.
To be eligible for FirstNet service, an authorized user must belong to a qualified “public safety entity,” as defined by FirstNet. These entities are divided into two groups:
- Primary users: law enforcement, fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical services, emergency management, and public safety communications (including public safety answering point personnel and public safety telecommunicators)
- Extended primary users: encompasses a large group of both non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide support for public safety functions, such as emergency relief, hazard clean-up, transportation, or restoration of services such as utilities/energy, and communication. The full list of extended primary entity types is determined by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code, which is available in Appendix C (FirstNet) of the DIR-TSO-3420 contract.
For additional questions and clarification, contact your local AT&T-FirstNet representative.