Oakland Co. among first with new communications tech

Mike Matindale | The Detroit News

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Monday his department will be the first in Michigan and one of the first in the nation to equip officers with FirstNet, a communications tool that can save lives. Bouchard said the telecommunications program will allow first responders, such as police and firefighters, to be able to access phone service that potentially can be compromised due to too many phone users utilizing devices at the same time —such as at a major event.

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Brazos County Sheriff Office becomes first public-safety agency in Texas to subscribe to FirstNet

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications

Officials for the Brazos County Sheriff Office announce that it is the first public-safety agency in Texas to subscribe to FirstNet services provided by AT&T, joining a handful of early adopters already using the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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Northern Mariana Islands ‘opt-in’ decision gives FirstNet clean sweep of states and territories

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications

Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DeLeon Guerrero Torres announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 56 states and territories in the U.S. have made an “opt-in” decision.

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The Northern Mariana Islands to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Torres Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced tools that will help the Northern Mariana Islands’ first responders save lives and protect communities.

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Mississippi to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Bryant Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

Mississippi is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Phil Bryant accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Mississippi’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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Florida to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Scott Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

Florida is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Rick Scott accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network for the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Florida’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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California to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Brown Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. today announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies to help California’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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New York to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Cuomo Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

New York is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help New York’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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