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.

Read more about FirstNet here.

 

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Recent Updates

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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June 3, 2019

FirstNet Expands Coverage in Wisconsin and West Virginia

Inside Towers | June 3, 2019 The Red Cliff Reservation in Wisconsin will soon get a new tower to improve network coverage and capacity to service first responders, reported GCN. Read more

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May 29, 2019

Tech to Protect Challenge Opens Registration For National Innovation Contest June 1, 2019

MENAFN.COM | May 29, 2019 “With FirstNet, public safety now has a dedicated marketplace focused on their broadband communications needs, and this is creating new applications, technologies and software developed for their lifesaving mission. Tech to Protect Challenge will help drive the creation of these vital technologies.” Read more

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May 23, 2019

With a black SIM, first responders’ calls go ahead of yours

Brian Cooley | CNET | May 23, 2019 First responder calls and data can now move yours out of the way thanks to lessons from 9/11. Read more

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May 15, 2019

AT&T, City of San Jose help close digital divide

Telecompaper Americas | May 15, 2019 Further supporting the San Jose community and public safety, FirstNetBand 14 spectrum has been deployed in the area. Read more

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DYK? A fleet of dedicated deployable network assets is available to #FirstNet subscribers at no additional cost.

Watch the full video to learn how one such deployable was recently used to support a search-and-rescue exercise in rural Virginia --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgCdc0QGU30

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Communications are just as important as the water you put on a fire or the medication you administer to a patient. Watch the full video to learn why first responders are looking to FirstNet to help enhance their communications and response --> youtu.be/IuaABTnKFvc

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