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A Commitment to Public Safety

Every day, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs, and other public safety officials risk their lives to help keep America safe. Unfortunately, for many years, these public servants have dealt with communication challenges that have impeded their ability to respond and act in an emergency. After the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, these challenges emerged in an even greater capacity when first responders could not communicate with one another.

Keeping America Safe is committed to helping our public officials  protect our communities. To do this, we support FirstNet, the first high-speed national broadband network solely dedicated to America’s public safety community. By creating FirstNet, first responders will be able to coordinate and respond more efficiently during times of emergency or crisis.

Emergencies happen when you least expect them. FirstNet provides our public safety officials with the tools they need to save lives and secure our nation, states, and local communities.

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May 18, 2018

AT&T: LTE speeds will double thanks to FirstNet

Martha DeGrasse | FierceWireless | May 15, 2018 Stephenson said the work AT&T is doing to build out the FirstNet public safety network will deliver the faster LTE speeds. Read more

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May 11, 2018

AT&T clarifies FirstNet service plans, prioritization for utilities

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | May 11, 2018 ​Utility companies can subscribe to FirstNet as “extended primary” users of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) being deployed by AT&T, but utilities would not be eligible to receive preemptive access rights to the system unless such access was activated temporarily by a traditional public-safety entity, […]

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May 4, 2018

FirstNet takes core network, devices, apps for a test run at Boston Marathon

Susan Miller | GCN.com | May 2, 2018 At this year’s Boston Marathon, fire, police and incident response teams from Boston and Brookline, Mass., tested a variety of devices and applications connected to FirstNet’s dedicated core network. Read more

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April 27, 2018

The ABCs of PPPs for digital infrastructure

Xavier Williams | FCW.com | April 23, 2018 Public-private partnerships, like the one behind FirstNet, can be effective ways to address large, multi-year infrastructure challenges. Read more

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April 17, 2018

Boston Marathon security, 5 years later

Fox News (video) | April 16, 2018 “They’ve just rolled out a new system called FirstNet, and the core is up and running for the very first time today.” Read more

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