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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martha DeGrasse | FierceWireless | May 15, 2018
Stephenson said the work AT&T is doing to build out the FirstNet public safety network will deliver the faster LTE speeds.
Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | April 12, 2018
Devices from Apple, Samsung, Sonim Technologies and Netgear are on the initial list of certified devices that public-safety users can use on the FirstNet broadband system being deployed by AT&T, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
On Feb. 21, the Law and Order Committee considered legislation which requests FirstNet and AT&T to develop the nationwide public safety broadband network for police officers, firefighters and emergency medical responders on the Navajo Nation. The legislation also calls for FirstNet and AT&T to accept nation-to-nation relations and also requests the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and Navajo telecommunications programs to provide assessments and strategic plans for all areas on the Navajo Nation, some of which have no or little broadband network services.