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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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July 5, 2019

How FirstNet Spurs Public Safety Innovation and Smart City Growth

Richard Stanek | StateTech Magazine | July 5, 2019 An investment in FirstNet will help a public safety agency make timely — and in some cases lifesaving — decisions. Read more

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July 3, 2019

FirstNet Authority outlines roadmap targets for future system reinvestment

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | July 3, 2019 FirstNet Authority board members are expected to decide this fall how as much as $78 million will be earmarked to help improve the capabilities of the FirstNet public-safety LTE network being built by AT&T, according to statements made about the network roadmap last week. Read more

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June 21, 2019

Op-ed: Why first responders need a dedicated communications network

Claude Cummings | Houston Business Journal Online | June 21, 2019 Last year saw the launch of FirstNet — the first nationwide interoperable broadband network specifically dedicated to first responders and the agencies and personnel who support them. Read more

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June 13, 2019

Earthquake Tests New Wireless Network in Far-Flung Alaska

Rachel D’oro | ECNmag.com | June 13, 2019 It proved to be a trial run in Alaska for the FirstNet network, which Doll and other commanders had just signed on to test with their personal cellphones. Read more  

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June 6, 2019

FirstNet proves successful in rural Virginian search and rescue exercise

Chris Galford | Homeland Preparedness News | June 6, 2019 The capabilities of first responder network FirstNet were proven in a recent exercise in a remote part of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where the network was relied on for emergency communications during a search and rescue exercise. Read more

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