The Issue

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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Recent Updates

August 19, 2021

FirstNet Authority Board Approves FY22 Budget for Operations, Investment into Public Safety’s Network

Homeland Security Today | August 19, 20021 During the past year, the FirstNet Authority delivered on two network investments: upgrades to the network core for initial 5G capabilities and expansion of FirstNet’s fleet of deployables with 15 new assets. FirstNet users now have access to AT&T’s 5G spectrum in a growing number of markets, and […]

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August 31, 2021

9/11 doc ‘Chief’ preserves FDNY history on screen and beyond

Michael Sisak | The Washington Post | August 31, 2021 Bill Feehan was so knowledgeable about the New York City Fire Department’s operations and history, colleagues say, he would have been the one leading its recovery had he survived the attack on the World Trade Center. “Chief,” a new documentary about Feehan airing on public […]

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August 20, 2021

FirstNet board approves authority’s operations, investment budget

Douglas Clark | Homeland Preparedness News | August 20, 2021 The First Responder Network Authority Board passed a $253 million budget focusing on supervising deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network via public safety engagement support while also directing network investments based on public safety’s input. Read more

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August 17, 2021

FirstNet investigates off-network communications

CGN Staff | CGN | August 17, 2021 The FirstNet Authority wants to better understand emerging technologies and potential capabilities for enabling not just device-to-device communications but also relay networks and a full range of data services, according to an Aug. 12 request for information.  It wants responders to be able to share pictures, video, […]

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August 16, 2021

AT&T opens sub-6 GHz 5G access for FirstNet in 10 cities

Bevin Fletcher | Fierce Wireless | August 16, 2021 AT&T on Monday said first responders that are signed on to FirstNet now have access to its low-band flavor of 5G in 10 cities. In the 10 locations, FirstNet users can tap the carrier’s sub-6 GHz 5G spectrum, and they include: Austin; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland; […]

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