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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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October 15, 2018

FirstNet Is Vital to Public Safety

Edward F. Davis III | Morning Consult | October 15, 2018 Dedicated — and prioritized — broadband access is critical for our nation’s firefighters, police, and first responders. That is precisely why FirstNet is such an important part of advancing public safety. Read more

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October 10, 2018

AT&T FirstNet, Verizon Now Support First Responder Body Cameras

Telecompetitor | Carl Weinschenk | October 9, 2018 First responders encounter danger in many forms. Two national first responder networks – one anchored by AT&T and the other by Verizon – are supporting the Axon Body 3 camera, which can make dangerous situations a bit safer both for first responders and the public. Read more

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September 26, 2018

Potter County, Texas, Signs on to FirstNet

Douglas Clark | Government Technology | September 25, 2018 FirstNet was created to be a force-multiplier for first responders, officials said, providing public safety personnel 21st century communication tools to help save lives, solve crimes and keep emergency responders, as well as the communities they serve, safe. Read more

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September 10, 2018

Ambulance Company Eyes mHealth Reliability With FirstNet Platform

Eric Wicklund | mHealthIntelligence.com | September 10, 2018 Acadian Ambulance will be one of the first EMS providers to use FirstNet, a national broadband network designed to ensure mHealth connectivity for first responders. Read more

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September 6, 2018

Mike Poth, Who Saw FirstNet to Fruition, Departs for Private Sector

Government Technology | September 6, 2018 Mike Poth, who led the First Responder Network Authority — more commonly known as FirstNet — is stepping down as CEO of the authority to take a position in the private sector. Read  more

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