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A Commitment to Reliable and Secure Networks

Keeping America Safe is dedicated to helping our public officials protect communities, consumers and national security. To do this, we support the creation of reliable and secure next-generation mobile networks as well as FirstNet, the first high-speed national broadband network solely dedicated to America’s public safety community.

FirstNet, which is now transitioning to 5G, was created to alleviate communication challenges for public safety and to allow first responders to coordinate and respond more efficiently during times of emergency or crisis. Since FirstNet’s inception in 2017, over 14,000 public agencies have subscribed with over 1.7 million connections.

U.S. mobile networks are as secure as any in the world, and wireless providers have demonstrated their commitment to building highly secure 5G networks. We believe that network diversity in the form of multiple, competing networks enhances security and drives the innovation and investment that will keep all Americans safe and connected.

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Recent Updates

June 10, 2021

ThirdEye AR glasses now available on FirstNet

Rachel Engel | EMS1 | June 10, 2021 ThirdEye, an augmented and mixed reality technology company, announced it would be available for use on FirstNet, the first responder-dedicated broadband communications platform. The partnership with FirstNet allows ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses and RespondEye to access the platform and offers first responders a new way to find, […]

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June 10, 2021

FirstNet Buildout Could Finish Slightly Ahead of Schedule, AT&T Exec Says

Danny Ramey | Mission Critical Communications | June 10, 2021 An AT&T executive said that it is possible that the FirstNet buildout will finish ahead of the March 2023 completion date mandated in its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). “Our target is to be done by that March 2023, but we’re […]

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June 4, 2021

Good Boy! AT&T’s FirstNet Sends Labradoodles to the Front Lines for First Responder Support

David Seeley | Dallas Innovates | June 4, 2021 Storm season is coming with potential disasters from coast to coast. But this year, first responders won’t have to face them alone. AT&T’s FirstNet has stationed more than 30 trained Labradoodles nationwide to offer them support on the front lines—easing the depression and anxiety that can […]

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May 26, 2021

FirstNet, NVFC Collaborate to Give Away Pandemic Supplies

Firehouse | May 26, 2021 COVID-19 has had a significant impact on frontline first responders, including the volunteer fire and EMS community. To assist in the safety of these workers, FirstNet, Built with AT&T, has teamed-up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to donate pandemic supplies to volunteer fire and EMS departments. Up to […]

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May 25, 2021

Penn State University Police adopt FirstNet communications platform for first responders

Oliver Ferguson | The Daily Collegian | May 25, 2021 Penn State University Police and Public Safety will be utilizing new technology titled “FirstNet” for first responders, according to a Tuesday release. FirstNet is a communications platform dedicated to first responders and the extended public safety community. According to the release, it is “the only […]

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