Majority of States Back FirstNet Plan

John Eggerton | Broadcasting & Cable

With the addition of Alabama, over half the states have signed on to FirstNet, the emergency broadband network being run by AT&T in a private-public partnership.

According to FirstNet, Alabama governor Kay Ivey agreed to accept the FirstNet-AT&T state plan after checking out alternatives via requests for proposals, making it the third state to check out other options but opt for FirstNet, it said.

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Alabama to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Ivey Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T News 

Alabama is bringing modernized communications technology to first responders. Today, Governor Kay Ivey announced her decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. The FirstNet network will bring advanced tools to help Alabama’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

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