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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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Recent Updates

April 8, 2022

FirstNet at 10 Years: Coverage, Deployables, 5G 

Edward Parkinson | First Responder Network Authority Blog | April 7, 2022 Emergencies know no boundaries, a reality that first responders live every day. That’s why coverage is king for public-safety communications. First responders need connectivity in the places where their mission takes them. At the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), we ensure that […]

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March 31, 2022

FirstNet Expands Coverage Nationwide to Support Public Safety 

AT&T Newsroom | FirstNet Nationwide Coverage Site | March 31, 2022 FirstNet already covers over 99% of the U.S. population today, but we aren’t stopping there. We’re deploying Band 14 – nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet – providing public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need […]

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March 23, 2022

Medical Transport Company Selects FirstNet Service 

Mission Critical Communications | March 22, 2022 Global Medical Response (GMR) has selected FirstNet service to support its operations. With this tech advancement, the company can equip first responders across the country with new capabilities and reliable access to critical information while in the field. Utilizing FirstNet across the entire ecosystem of mobility devices and […]

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March 10, 2022

Annual Report to Congress Highlights 10 Years of Accomplishment for First Responder Network Authority

First Responder Authority Network | March 9, 2022 The FirstNet Authority’s Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2021, “A Decade of Accomplishments,” highlights our rich history and successes during the first ten years of the FirstNet program, in addition to detailing our operations, activities, financial condition, and accomplishments over the last fiscal year. Read […]

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March 2, 2022

Supporting Marshall Fire Responders with Priority Service and On-Demand Coverage

Tracey Murdock|  FirstNet Authority | March 2, 2022 Fire raged in Boulder County, Colorado, during the last hours of 2021, covering more than 6,000 acres of densely populated land. In what would become the state’s most destructive fire in history, the Marshall Fire left thousands of residents without homes. Firefighters from across Colorado and neighboring […]

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