Comments are due July 27 in response to FirstNet’s Special Notice and its draft Request For Proposal. The draft RFP proposes two approaches for construction and maintenance of the network. Category One encompasses a single nationwide approach whereby an offeror will be responsible for all functions needed to deploy and operate the network. Category Two seeks offers for construction of one or more State Radio Access Networks that will be integrated into the nationwide core network.  Following review of the responses, FirstNet intends to release a final RFP(s) for deployment of the network by the end of the year. Under either approach there may be partnering opportunities for entities with infrastructure that can be incorporated into the network.