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

January 28, 2020

GAO report says FirstNet on track, calls for greater oversight, transparency

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | January 28, 2020 AT&T is meeting all contracted deployment and adoption goals for the FirstNet public-safety broadband network, but the FirstNet Authority could improve the system’s chances of success by improving oversight and transparency to stakeholders, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released yesterday. Read more

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January 22, 2020

AT&T boosts Miami area mobile coverage for Super Bowl

Telecom Paper | January 21, 2020 AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers are getting a boost in mobile coverage and capacity throughout the Miami area in advance of the Super Bowl. Read more

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January 10, 2020

Panelists at CES 2020 Consider Crucial Role of Public Safety in Smart City Infrastructure

Adrienne Patton | Broadband Breakfast | January 9, 2020 FirstNet Senior Director Jennifer Harder said public safety improvements are a major aspect of smart cities. Read more

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January 7, 2020

2020 Winter Institute to Test and Discuss FirstNet, NG 9-1-1 Technologies

Radio Resource Media Group | January 07, 2020 The workshop will discuss the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) and the technology tools needed to be developed to ensure success. Read more

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December 17, 2019

Colorado Springs Joins Firstnet Platform | December 17, 2019 The city says the Firstnet Platform will help them make sure first responders get critical information while out on calls.  Read more

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