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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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February 7, 2019

FirstNet proves to be valuable during Super Bowl week in Atlanta, Georgia official says

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | February 7, 2019 FirstNet service worked well for agencies helping to secure areas of Atlanta during the Super Bowl and throughout the week of events surrounding the championship game, according to a Georgia state official who participated in the effort. Read more

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February 1, 2019

Fire Politics: 2019: From Communications to Congress

Kevin O’Connor | Firehouse.com | February 1, 2019 FirstNet is the appropriate choice for public safety. It is the only non-commercial network dedicated to public safety. It is managed by a board that includes substantial representation from police, fire and governmental agencies. Read more

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January 21, 2019

FirstNet official urges local governments to issue smartphones to first responders

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | January 21, 2019 All first responders should have government-issued smartphones to ensure that public-safety personnel can access wireless broadband capabilities and that any data or evidence captured is stored appropriately and securely, according to a FirstNet Authority official. Read more

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January 9, 2019

AT&T Says FirstNet Subscribers Surpass 425K, Up 60% Since October

Bevin Fletcher | ECNmag.com | January 9, 2019 Momentum continues on AT&T’s network build and FirstNet public safety communications initiative.  The operator said there are 425,000 FirstNet subscribers across 5,250 public safety agencies, a 60 percent jump in connections since October. Read more

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December 14, 2018

FirstNet Outlines New Operational Strategy at Board Meeting

Sandra Wendelken | RadioResource Media Group | December 13, 2018 The acting CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) laid out a new strategy for the organization through 2022 as it moves further into operational mode and the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) gains subscribers and coverage. Read more

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