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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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April 16, 2019

The State of FirstNet, America’s Public Safety Broadband Network

Alicia Loh | Lawfare (blog) | April 16, 2019 On April 1, AT&T announced that the Navy and the Marine Corps had signed up to the FirstNet public safety broadband network, which prioritizes public safety communications over other types of traffic. Read more

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April 2, 2019

Department of the Navy Turns to AT&T’s FirstNet Platform

Amanda Ziadeh | WashingtonExec | April 1, 2019 The Department of the Navy plans to adopt the FirstNet public safety communications platform AT&T is helping build through a partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. Read more

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April 2, 2019

What does it take to be a FirstNet app?

Kelly Hill | RCR Wireless News | April 1, 2019 One of the central tenants of the FirstNet proposition was not just a nationwide LTE network for public safety, but an ecosystem of applications that were public-safety grade. Read more

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March 25, 2019

FirstNet Partners with Industry, Community to Bolster Public Safety, Emergency Response

Darwin McDaniel | ExecutiveGov | March 25, 2019 The First Responder Network Authority launched new initiatives to partner with the public and industry in planning public safety investments and creating a new roadmap to enhance the FirstNet network. Read more

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March 20, 2019

NTIA seeks applicants for FirstNet Authority CEO, board position

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | March 20, 2019 On the eve of the quarterly FirstNet Authority board meeting, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced efforts to seek individuals to fill a spot on the FirstNet Authority board and to serve as lead staff member for the FirstNet organization. Read more

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