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, according to AT&T.

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FirstNet Goes Live

John Eggerton | Multichannel News | March 27, 2018

AT&T says that FirstNet has gone live, timed to the one-year anniversary of the telco securing the contract for the public-private interactive broadband emergency communications network funded with FCC auction proceeds.

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AT&T says 6 GHz band key for FirstNet, 5G

Monica Alleven | FierceWireless | March 21, 2018

Representatives of AT&T, which won the contract to provide the network for FirstNet—the nation’s first nationwide wireless network dedicated to public safety—met last week with FCC staff to discuss its concerns about a proposed expansion of the 5.9125-7.125 GHz band to include unlicensed use.

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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.

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