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Website offers information on Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 08:00

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The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense is pleased to announce the launching of a new website:  www.GuamPSBN.org. The website was designed and developed to serve as an educational outreach tool that will provide information for both public and private entities regarding the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and how it will help Guam’s public safety community.
 
“The website will act as an important tool for us to inform and connect with our island’s public safety community during the life of the program,” states Guam Homeland Security Advisor, Brigadier General Johnny S. Lizama. “It provides information on the program, the process, and gives updates on the progress of the design, build and deployment of the network.”
 
Those who visit the site can find information on the FirstNet initiative, development of the network, the progress timeline, current news and events as well as other resources and links to relative websites.

The website development was made possible through a grant from the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA), State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP), which provides federal funding for the outreach, data collection and other activities revolved around the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

The network was recommended by the 9/11 Commission Report to resolve the communication challenges faced by emergency responders. The network’s goal is to provide a secure, reliable and dedicated interoperable network for emergency responders to send text, data, images and other needs during an emergency.

For more information on the program, please contact Ms. Leigh G. Pereda, Program Coordinator at Guam Homeland Security at (671) 478-0282 or email, leigh.pereda@ghs.guam.gov.