FirstNet-AT&T public safety broadband network reaches 20 state opt-ins

Alex Murtha | Homeland Security News 

Since its rollout in early July, a total of 20 U.S. states and territories have decided to opt-in to the AT&T-First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public safety broadband network.

The interoperable communications system allows emergency response personnel to securely and independently communicate with one another across AT&T’s existing long-term evolution (LTE) network.

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FirstNet Momentum: 20 States and Territories to Transform First Responder Communications With FirstNet

AT&T Press Release

More than a third of the country has moved to modernize communications for the fire, police, emergency medical services (EMS) and other public safety personnel who bravely protect and serve their communities.

Twenty states and territories have announced their decision to opt-in to the FirstNet network – America’s only communications platform purpose-built for public safety:

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And then there were 20: With Nebraska, FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decisions top 35% threshold for states and territories

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications

Nebraska has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making it the 18th U.S. state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system. With 20 of the 56 U.S. states and territories having made “opt-in” decisions, FirstNet has received “opt-in” notification from 35.7% of all governors.

Kansas becomes 13th state to make ‘opt-in’ decision for FirstNet

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications 

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Kansas the 13th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.

“This initiative positions Kansas to provide state-of-the-art emergency communication services to the benefit of our residents, businesses and visitors,” Brownback said in a prepared statement. “Our first responders need to quickly and securely coordinate efforts during an emergency, and FirstNet will help ensure that they have the tools they need to safeguard our state.

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Kansas to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Brownback Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

AT&T Press Release

Kansas is transforming public safety communications by opting in to FirstNet. Today, Governor Sam Brownback announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. This will make Kansas the 14th state or territory to bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.

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