Urgent Communications | Donny Jackson | February 22, 2021
AT&T has completed more than 90% of the buildout of its contracted FirstNet coverage using 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum “well ahead of schedule,” and the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) supports more than 2 million connection, the carrier giant announced.
Fierce Wireless | Linda Hardesty | February 22, 2021
AT&T added nearly 100,000 square miles to FirstNet in 2020. The network covers 99% of the U.S. population today, and more than 15,000 organizations have subscribed to FirstNet.
Fierce Telecom | Dan O’Shea | February 18, 2021
Earlier in the week, Texas was hit hard by winter storm Uri, and Austin’s KVUE TV and other media outlets published reports of widespread power, cellular and Internet service outages. AT&T issued a statement Wednesday that read in part, “Our teams and FirstNet liaisons are in contact with federal, state and local officials on our deployment efforts to support public safety and the communities in the in impacted areas.”
PRNewswire | Dejero | February 17, 2021
Dejero GateWay M6E6F and 211 devices deliver reliable wireless connectivity for applications such as voice, video, and data communication while in nomadic or mobile environments, as well as adding wireless connectivity to fixed locations. These devices are now FirstNet Ready.
Urgent Communications | Donny Jackson | February 13, 2021
FirstNet MegaRange—the new FirstNet offering that leverages high-power-user-equipment (HPUE) technology to extend the effective range of a cell site—delivered throughput speeds that could support multiple video streams during maritime tests conducted as far as 28 miles from the California coast, according to an AT&T official.
Phil Goldstein | State Tech Magazine| February 9, 2021
Public safety agencies operating in partnership with FirstNet, now have access to new capabilities to communicate and enhance their response to emergencies.
Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications | February 5, 2021
First-responder officials are applauding the recent AT&T announcement that FirstNet agencies now can access vertical-location (Z-axis) information powered by NextNav to find personnel inside taller buildings—a challenging task that has been described by many as the “Holy Grail” of public-safety communications.
Bevin Fletcher | Fierce Wireless | February 5, 2021
AT&T and FirstNet are ready as fans and first responders gear up for this Sunday’s NFL championship. The Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is set to be filled around 30% capacity, with 7,500 first responders who’ve been invited to attend, according to AT&T.
Danny Ramey | Radio Resource Media Group | February 02, 2021
In its financial results for 2020, AT&T said it now has more than 1.9 million FirstNet connections and more than 15,000 agencies are now using the FirstNet service.
J. Fingas | Engadget | January 26, 2021
AT&T’s FirstNet public safety network just received some upgrades that could make all the difference in certain emergencies.