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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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February 25, 2021

AT&T puts Porter in charge of Public Sector, FirstNet

Seeking Alpha | Jason Aycock | February 25, 2021 Porter’s title will be president of Public Sector and FirstNet – inclusive of Government Solutions and all federal, state and local government and education customers. An Army veteran, Porter has held a number of leadership roles at the company across Chief Data Office, network and technology […]

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February 22, 2021

AT&T says FirstNet Band 14 buildout more than 90% done, adoption tops 2 million connections

Urgent Communications | Donny Jackson | February 22, 2021 AT&T has completed more than 90% of the buildout of its contracted FirstNet coverage using 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum “well ahead of schedule,” and the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) supports more than 2 million connection, the carrier giant announced. Read more

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February 22, 2021

AT&T’s FirstNet responded to 750 requests in 2020

Fierce Wireless | Linda Hardesty | February 22, 2021 AT&T added nearly 100,000 square miles to FirstNet in 2020. The network covers 99% of the U.S. population today, and more than 15,000 organizations have subscribed to FirstNet. Read more

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February 18, 2021

AT&T, Verizon special offers provide some winter storm relief

Fierce Telecom | Dan O’Shea | February 18, 2021 Earlier in the week, Texas was hit hard by winter storm Uri, and Austin’s KVUE TV and other media outlets published reports of widespread power, cellular and Internet service outages. AT&T issued a statement Wednesday that read in part, “Our teams and FirstNet liaisons are in […]

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February 17, 2021

Dejero GateWay Network Aggregation Devices Now FirstNet Ready™ Delivering Reliable Communications Solutions for Public Safety

PRNewswire | Dejero | February 17, 2021 Dejero GateWay M6E6F and 211 devices deliver reliable wireless connectivity for applications such as voice, video, and data communication while in nomadic or mobile environments, as well as adding wireless connectivity to fixed locations. These devices are now FirstNet Ready. Read more

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