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.

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Recent Updates

August 12, 2020

AT&T says FirstNet is faster than the company’s own core network

Sue Marek | Fierce Wireless | August 11, 2020 AT&T executives are touting the speed of FirstNet, the company’s dedicated public safety network that it built through a public-private partnership. Read more

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August 6, 2020

New alliance calls for allocation of public-safety 4.9 GHz spectrum to FirstNet Authority

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | August 6, 2020 Public safety should retain control of its 50 MHz of 4.9 GHz spectrum—airwaves that the FCC is considering for at least some commercial use—through an allocation to the FirstNet Authority, according to the newly formed Public Safety Spectrum Alliance (PSSA). Read more

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July 25, 2020

AT&T’s Elbaz says the carrier plans to transition FirstNet to 5G

Linda Hardesty | Fierce Wireless | July 24, 2020 AT&T’s SVP of Wireless Technology Igal Elbaz says that according to some speed tests, AT&T’s FirstNet first responder’s network is faster than any other commercial network in the United States. FirstNet is an LTE network. Read more

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July 15, 2020

FirstNet Cell Sites Launching Nationwide to Support Public Safety

AT&T Newsroom | July 15, 2020 The FirstNet network offers first responders and those critical to their response a purpose-built experience they can’t get anywhere else. That includes truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. Read more

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July 1, 2020

FirstNet: Unleashing the Potential of Telemedicine for First Responders Amid COVID-19

Paul Patrick | EMS World | June 30, 2020 FirstNet, the nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders, plays a critical role in connecting first responders and medical professionals through a reliable and secure network, with a particular ability to improve patient care through the use of telemedicine during times like these. Read […]

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