FirstNet Announces Partnership with AT&T to Build Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

On March 30, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the selection of AT&T to build the First Responder Network, the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. The high-speed network will be deployed specifically for the millions of public safety users in all 50 states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, including those serving rural communities and tribal lands.

“I am excited that FirstNet is taking this major step towards making the nationwide public safety broadband network a reality,” said Reid Vaughan, who represents the National Volunteer Fire Council on the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee. “This network will benefit volunteer fire and EMS responders across the nation, especially in rural areas where access to broadband communications is often lacking.”

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