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Sunday, December 5th, 2021

FirstNet announces milestone of more than 2.8M connections

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FirstNet, which officials have deemed public safety’s network built to strict specifications and requirements, is touting over 2.8 million nationwide connections through 18,500 public safety agencies.

“In less than five years, we’ve built a network with and for America’s first responders and have built an ecosystem with the communication tools and technologies they need every day, on every mission,” Jason Porter, president, Public Sector and FirstNet, AT&T, said. “As FirstNet’s market leadership grows, we will continue to innovate new solutions and enhance existing ones, helping to ensure public safety has access to the information they need, when they need it.”

Public safety personnel utilizes FirstNet to manage daily operations, plan events and address emergency situations and disasters – with FirstNet providing more than 650 solutions supporting public emergency responses.

“From accelerating innovations in mapping technologies to simplifying access to devices, FirstNet continues to raise the bar for what it means to be a network built for and by public safety,” FirstNet Authority CEO Ed Parkinson said. “Feedback from America’s first responders is at the center of everything we do, and the FirstNet Authority will continue to work with public safety and AT&T to evolve and enhance the network based on their operational needs.”

San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said that reliable communication is vital for the department and the communities it serves when an emergency strikes.

“We are proud to partner with FirstNet, and confident that this technology will help our members make better decisions at incidents to help mitigate the loss of life and property,” he said. “FirstNet also ensures streamlined communication between regional public safety agencies during mutual aid incidents.”