Commerce Secretary appoints FirstNet board members

Friday 9 February 2018 | 11:39 CET | News

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appointed four members to serve on the board of the FirstNet Responder Network Authority for three-year terms. These are newcomers Richard Ross, David Zolet, Robert Osterthaler and Richard W. Stanek who has been reappointed. The appointees are leading experts in the fields of public safety, wireless broadband technology, and network engineering. The board will oversee the activities of FirstNet to ensure that AT&T develops, builds, and operates a nationwide broadband network that will best equip first responders to save lives and protect US communities.

Ross is a Police Commissioner in the City of Philadelphia, Zolet is CEO of LMI, Osterthaler is Consultant and Strategic Advisor, while Stanek is a Sheriff in Hennepin County (Minnesota). Stanek wil serve in a new three-year term and serves on the FirstNet Consultation and Outreach Committee.

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