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Notice of Inquiry; Reopening of Comment Period for Development of the Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network

November 02, 2012
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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on September 28, 2012, seeking public comment on two conceptual presentations made at the inaugural Board meeting of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as well as to invite input on other network design and business plan considerations.   The comment deadline was November 1, 2012, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).  NTIA has received several requests to extend the comment deadline from states and first responders that were impacted by the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Therefore, NTIA issues this notice announcing that it is reopening the comment period and will accept comments responsive to the NOI until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, November 9, 2012.  Comments received after the November 1, 2012, deadline until this notice is published reopening the comment period will be accepted.