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

December 3, 2019

FirstNet hits 1 million subs, adds a blimp to deployable line-up

  Kelly Hill | RCR Wireless | December 3, 2019 AT&T-FirstNet is now serving more than a million connections, with more than 10,000 public safety agencies and organization subscribed to the service, AT&T reported. Read more

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November 21, 2019

AT&T Aims to Bring 5G to U.S. Air Force Base by Mid-2020

Patrick McCreless | Government Technology | November 21, 2019 The Air Force also plans to equip its first responders and eligible public safety users at Tyndall with AT&T’s FirstNet service — the company’s nationwide, dedicated communications platform specifically built for public safety, the press release states. Read more

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November 5, 2019

FirstNet adopted by more than 9,800 agencies, supporting almost 900,000 connections, AT&T says

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | November 5, 2019 More than 9,800 agencies have subscribed to FirstNet and connected almost 900,000 devices to the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), according to figures recently released by AT&T, which was selected to build and maintain the NPSBN in March 2017. Read more

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November 1, 2019

Texas District Enhances School Transportation Safety with FirstNet

School Transportation News | November 1, 2019 Sonim Safebus transforms FirstNet Ready™ devices into a modern student and vehicle tracking transportation management system, without the need for additional equipment. Read more

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October 18, 2019

2 Public-Safety Professionals Appointed to FirstNet Board

Radio Resource Media Group | October 17, 2019 Two public-safety leaders were appointed to the board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Read more

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