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

November 9, 2018

Speakers: Next-generation 911 progressing, but key questions remain

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | November 9, 2018 Brian Fontes, CEO of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), said the need for NG911 is especially apparent as first responders adopt FirstNet and join the consumer public as users of IP-based wireless broadband, while legacy 911 centers are using decades-old technology. Read more

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November 1, 2018

FirstNet board gets five new members, Cox reappointed

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | October 31, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today appointed five new FirstNet board members and reappointed board member Neil Cox, completing a significant overhaul of the group charged with overseeing AT&T’s deployment of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). Read more

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October 25, 2018

FirstNet adoption increases by almost 50% during last two months AT&T says

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | October 24, 2018 Public-safety adoption of FirstNet jumped almost 50% during the last two months amid initially favorable reviews of system performance during recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, according to AT&T officials. Read more

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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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