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.
Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Alabama the 24th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.
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.