SEDALIA, Mo., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created by Congress in 2012 to establish a nationwide broadband network for public safety. The final recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, the network will connect police officers, firefighters and EMS providers like never before. Persistent Telecom Inc. (PTI) has funded, designed and is building a FirstNet wireless broadband network in Sedalia, Missouri. PTI will provide dedicated smart phones and access to the private LTE network for Key Management Personnel (KMP) to include first responders and government officials. The PTI network will create a secure communications bubble covering critical infrastructure for the city of Sedalia and the Missouri State Fairgrounds. PTI's Sustainable Communications Network (SCN) will allow authorities to communicate with each other as well as the public, during emergencies. In an effort to support the Command and Control needs of Continuation Of Government (COG) and Continuity Of Operations (COOP), PTI established the world's first mobile phone network with a satellite backbone. Responding to the Government's growing need to function under adverse operational conditions, PTI's private LTE networks operate using commercially available smart phones. The SCN's primary function is to give key management personnel guaranteed communications under conditions of degraded or denied access to telephone networks and the Internet. The SCN can also be used daily to support emergent, time sensitive operational situations. In 2015, PTI completed the first "proof of concept" Sustainable Communications Network (SCN) for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at two of their Washington DC facilities. The systems were installed, tested and demonstrated on time, within budget. A key aspect of the PTI strategy is to blend the FirstNet requirements for public safety interoperability with the ability to provide timely notification and situational awareness to the community.