Illinois joins first responder public safety network

Alycia Dobrinick | KFVS

First responders across Illinois are now part of a large network that will enable better communication across the state.

Governor Bruce Rauner signed on with FirstNet, an independent federal authority that works to establish and operate the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. The nationwide broadband network is dedicated to public safety meaning those in the network will get a dedicated ‘fast lane’ that provides highly secure communications specifically for first responders.

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