Bevin Fletcher | ECNmag.com | January 9, 2019
Momentum continues on AT&T’s network build and FirstNet public safety communications initiative. The operator said there are 425,000 FirstNet subscribers across 5,250 public safety agencies, a 60 percent jump in connections since October.
Sandra Wendelken | RadioResource Media Group | December 13, 2018
The acting CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) laid out a new strategy for the organization through 2022 as it moves further into operational mode and the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) gains subscribers and coverage.
Sandra Wendelken | RadioResource Media Group | December 5, 2018
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said the company has completed one-third of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) buildout, and the carrier is six months ahead of schedule of the buildout requirements in the FirstNet contract.
Chirag Bhojwani | Pacific News Center | November 30, 2018
Christopher Algiere, Firstnet’s Director of Federal and National Programs states that “Firstnet is a wireless broadband network designed specifically for Public Safety and for first responders, both nationally and here in the Pacific Territories.”
Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | November 20, 2018
Longtime public-safety-broadband proponent Todd Early of Texas is the new chair for the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), FirstNet Authority Chair Ed Horowitz announced today.
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.