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Dec 7, 12:03 AM EST

Sununu to announce New Hampshire's FirstNet decision


CARROLL, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is announcing his decision on whether New Hampshire will join a nationwide public safety communications network.

Every state must choose whether to opt in to the FirstNet system built by AT&T to build a broadband network for use by public safety agencies across the country or opt out and come up with their own systems. More than 30 states have chosen the FirstNet contract, including Vermont, which announced its decision last week.

New Hampshire has a tentative contract with a company called Rivada to build its own system, pending a final decision on whether to opt out.

Sununu is announcing New Hampshire's decision on Thursday at the Twin Mountain state police barracks.

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