The Issue

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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Recent Updates

March 16, 2018

FirstNet board approves process to make future investment decisions for nationwide network

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | March 15, 2018 FirstNet board members approve changes to the organization’s charter, which includes a new Investment Review Board within the Finance Committee that will spearhead how about $15 billion from contractor AT&T will be spent during the next 25 years. Read more

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March 12, 2018

FirstNet issues task order to AT&T for deployment of nationwide public-safety broadband network

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | March 8, 2018   FirstNet has issued the official task order to AT&T, giving the contractor the green light to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), FirstNet CEO Mike Poth announced yesterday during his morning keynote address at IWCE 2018.   Read more

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March 2, 2018

FirstNet and AT&T to provide public safety broadband on Nation

Navajo-Hopi Observer On Feb. 21, the Law and Order Committee considered legislation which requests FirstNet and AT&T to develop the nationwide public safety broadband network for police officers, firefighters and emergency medical responders on the Navajo Nation. The legislation also calls for FirstNet and AT&T to accept nation-to-nation relations and also requests the Navajo Nation […]

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February 21, 2018

FirstNet Needs Integrated Technical Collaboration, CEO Says

Gary Arlen | Multichannel News Establishing an integrated first-responder communications system is all about the details, not just the big picture overview and goals.  That reality became obvious as Michael Poth, CEO of The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), explained the agency’s objectives to a Media Institute monthly luncheon in Washington on Feb 15. Read more.

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February 14, 2018

Colorado gets a leg up on FirstNet deployment

Stephanie Kanowitz | GCN As one of the Early Builders for FirstNet’s nationwide broadband public safety network, Colorado officials expect their experience testing the demonstration network’s capabilities will help as applications and devices come online. The lessons learned from the applications, devices and operational sides and “can help our state move forward quickly and take advantage […]

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Latest Updates from FirstNet



The FirstNet Board visited Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) to learn more about how FirstNet services are helping to save lives and protect communities across Central AR.

These FirstNet trailblazers are the the 1st agency in AR to join FirstNet. Their first responders work hard to serve more than half a million residents & answer > 90,000 calls per year across Central AR.
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