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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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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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October 8, 2019

Smart Cities Connect 2019: FirstNet Empowers Public Safety, Say First Responders

Mickey McCarter | StateTech Magazine | October 8, 2019 Speaking Tuesday at the Smart Cities Connect 2019 conference outside Washington, D.C, first responders described some of the innovations that are helping them combat crime and save lives, thanks in part due to the dedicated broadband access provided by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Read […]

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October 2, 2019

Seattle Fire Department joins FirstNet

TelecomPaper | October 2, 2019 Seattle Fire Department is connecting its firefighters and paramedics to the FirstNet communications platform for public safety. Read more

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