Emergency workers optimistic about FirstNet technology

Sara Thomsen | ABC WBAY 

First responders are one step closer to new technology aimed at making their response to disasters or emergencies faster and better.

It’s called FirstNet.

Many of us have been there. You’re at a Packers game or big public event and you can’t get cell service.

It’s probably just annoying for most of us, but when police, paramedics and other first responders can’t get service, it’s a big problem.

FirstNet is designed to be the solution.

“It really has the potential to change the ballgame entirely in the future. In the short-term, it’s really going to give us that reliability that we crave, need and should have 100 percent of the time,” says Cullen Peltier, director of Brown County Public Safety Communications.

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