Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network



The Goal of Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network

From Chadron, to Sidney and on to Nebraska City, responders have access to a state-wide network that was designed to improve interoperable communications across Nebraska. Local responders can now use statewide communication resources and new, developing technologies through the transport capabilities that NRIN offers.

NRIN is a locally-owned, point-to-point IP (“Internet Protocol”) microwave network that uses towers across the state to connect public safety answering points (PSAPs) and 911 centers. This transport system has the capability of moving data as fast as 100 megabytes per second and it runs at 5(9s) capability, meaning that 99.999 percent of the time there is a redundant connection available. The network can transport large amounts of data, radio, voice and video quickly and efficiently in a secure and reliable fashion.

Owned by Local Government for Local Government

The Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network (NRIN) system build out is funded by grant dollars awarded to local government for interoperability of multiple communication systems across Nebraska. Local government owns and operates the network.

Governed by Local Government

The NRIN system is governed by individuals from all aspects of public safety. Public safety is a top priority of the NRIN system, so members of the Governance group work to make the NRIN system reliable with multiple redundancies built in.

Cost Effective

The network is owned by local government and in place to provide cost effective communications solutions to government entities across the state.  Some uses include connection of 911 Telephone Systems and Connection of local dispatch centers to radio systems across the state.

What can the NRIN network do for you?


Monitoring and Management

The NRIN governance board is currently working with the Nebraska Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to provide Network Operation Center services as well as monitoring and management of the network.


A contract approved and signed by the NRIN governance board with Platte Valley Communications provides centralized maintenance and repair services to the NRIN network.

NRIN Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule for local and state government use of the NRIN system.

NRIN Use Request Form

Request form for Local and State government usage of the NRIN network.


FAQ’s related to the operation of the NRIN network.