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"Under the FirstNet model, we operate two separate networks for public safety. There is a legacy land mobile radio network for voice and an LTE network, or FirstNet, for data. We have several significant hurdles to overcome before we can converge on a single network. The standardization and testing of Mission Critical Push to Talk is just the first step. This eventual convergence, however, will save the United States alone hundreds of billions of dollars."

Dr. Walt R. Magnussen, Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC) Director
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