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

May 15, 2019

AT&T, City of San Jose help close digital divide

Telecompaper Americas | May 15, 2019 Further supporting the San Jose community and public safety, FirstNetBand 14 spectrum has been deployed in the area. Read more

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May 7, 2019

FirstNet surpasses 600K connections

Kelly Hill | RCR Wireless | May 7, 2019 FirstNet connections have reached more than 600,000, and most of those connections are new to the network, not AT&T subscribers migrating to FirstNet plans and devices, the carrier said. Read more

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May 1, 2019

3 potential applications of ambulance-based telemedicine

Tim Nowak | | May 1, 2019 FirstNet connectivity and 5G communications can connect EMS to doctors and hospitals for transport guidance, and to activate stroke, trauma and other specialty teams. Read more

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April 25, 2019

Texas City ISD Experiences FirstNet Benefits First-Hand

Lesia Dickson | Campus Safety Magazine | April 24, 2019 An active shooter false alarm demonstrated the potential for improved communications that FirstNet could provide during emergencies. Read more  

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April 16, 2019

The State of FirstNet, America’s Public Safety Broadband Network

Alicia Loh | Lawfare (blog) | April 16, 2019 On April 1, AT&T announced that the Navy and the Marine Corps had signed up to the FirstNet public safety broadband network, which prioritizes public safety communications over other types of traffic. Read more

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