The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act) created the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet. FirstNet is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce, tasked with ensuring the establishment of a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network. FirstNet is the single, nationwide licensee of the 700 MHz public safety broadband spectrum.
FirstNet spectrum allocation and licensing order:
700 MHz broadband spectrum technical rules: