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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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April 9, 2021

Florida DOE Chooses AT&T’s Coordinated Emergency Response Solution

Campus Safety Staff | Campus Safety | April 9, 2021 The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has selected AT&T’s instant emergency notification and coordinated emergency response solution to protect its schools. The system securely shares live video and directly connects school communications, including radio, with responding public safety agencies so they can better understand the situation, coordinate […]

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April 6, 2021

AT&T evolves FirstNet to help the public safety community stay mission ready

Help Net Security Staff| Help Net Security | April 6, 2021 As public safety’s partner, AT&T is committed to evolving FirstNet to meet first responders’ needs and supporting innovative new technologies to help them stay mission ready. That’s why it is announcing 3 major milestones for FirstNet, the only network built with public safety, for […]

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April 6, 2021

Extended Coverage for First Responders: Learn from Industry Leaders How AirgainConnect® is Proof that High Power Broadband Works and What it Means to You

Urgent Communications Staff | Urgent Communications | April 6, 2021 FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, introduced its MegaRange™ capabilities in January, which made high power user equipment (HPUE) available for public safety use on its network. AirgainConnect AC-HPUE™ is the first and only integrated HPUE antenna-modem available for use on FirstNet, and is capable of increasing […]

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April 2, 2021

AT&T adding 5G to FirstNet public safety network

Ross Wilkers | Washington Technology | April 2, 2021 AT&T is incorporating 5G connectivity and tower-to-core encryption into the FirstNet public safety communications network to gain more capability for delivering low latency and enabling new applications. With these updates, AT&T said Thursday that FirstNet will have greater ability to support use cases such as transmitting […]

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April 1, 2021

AT&T starts offering 5G+ to first responders via FirstNet

Monica Alleven | Fierce Wireless | April 1, 2021 First responders using the FirstNet network, which is provided by AT&T, will get access to AT&T’s 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) network starting this month. AT&T calls this service “5G+,” meaning users get higher speeds than the 5G offered on low-band spectrum. First responders in parts of […]

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