The impact of FirstNet on tribal communities in a post 9/11 world

Margaret Gutierrez | National Tribal Government Liaison, FirstNet Authority | November 2, 2021

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and its network contractor AT&T are working to bring FirstNet’s unique capabilities to areas historically prone to communication challenges. Today, the FirstNet network provides over 2.71 million square miles of coverage, and new cell sites are launching nationwide, including in tribal communities such as the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho, the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota, and the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

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