The purpose of the committee is to advise the Statewide Emergency Communications Board (SECB) on all matters relating to wireless broadband for public safety including, consultation with the First Responder Network Authority on the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), building relationships with all of the major cellular carriers, and vendors who provide related devices and services.
To learn more about wireless broadband for public safety, visit the Wireless Broadband for Public Safety page.
The Bylaws of the Statewide Emergency Communications Board prescribes the membership of the committee as follows:
Membership is comprised of one primary and one alternate from each of the following: Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Enterprise Technology (MN.IT Services), Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota State Patrol, League of Minnesota Cities, Association of Minnesota Counties, Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, Minnesota Ambulance Association, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council or Tribal Government, and each regional emergency communications or emergency services board or equivalent. Membership may also include non-voting seats representing non-government and private industry partners at the discretion of the committee.
View the 2023-WBB-roster.pdf
The committee typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month by conference call and in person at ECN's office. Telephone conference and Internet connections, when applicable, for meetings will be provided at the top of the meeting’s agenda. The actual meeting date, time, and location can be found on the SECB calendar and on the meeting’s agenda.
Agendas and supporting materials for future meetings may be found on the Meeting Materials page.
To request that an item be heard or considered by the committee, the item should be submitted to the Committee Chair at the below address. Meeting materials must be submitted no later than nine business days prior to the meeting.
Statewide Emergency Communications Board
Wireless Broadband and Applications Committee Chair
c/o Emergency Communication Networks
445 Minnesota Street, suite #137
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
Agendas, supporting materials, and approved minutes for past meetings may also be found on the Meeting Materials page.