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New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Togo to Support First Responders in Northern Minnesota

Northern Minnesota’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new purpose-built FirstNet cell site launched in Togo near George Washington State Forest in Itasca County.

The FirstNet Network Continues to Expand Across the State of New York to Advance Public Safety Communications

New York’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new purpose-built FirstNet cell sites launched across the state, including Saratoga, Tioga, Clinton, Essex, Schoharie and Washington Counties.

Scoping 3GPP Release 18 at Third-Quarter Plenary Meeting

The third quarterly Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Plenary e-meetings of 2021 concluded in September. Participants spent considerable time on preliminary scoping of the Release 18 (R18) feature content and schedule. Delegates also made good progress on the stage 3 (protocol) work for Release 17. The R18 schedule discussion ended with an initial agreement on an 18 month timeline that will result in a December 2023 completion target date. 

FirstNet Network Expands in Camden and Salem Counties

New Jersey’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new purpose-built FirstNet cell sites launched in Camden and Salem Counties.

PSAC Telehealth Strike Team explores telehealth use cases

During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services helped patients and medical providers connect in real-time in a safe setting. In light of this, the FirstNet Authority Public Safety Advisory Committee Telehealth Strike Team re-examined the widespread adoption of telehealth services and identified emerging telehealth case studies that may save lives, streamline medical services, and ensure quality patient care.

FirstNet becomes a game changer for Palm Beach County 9-1-1 during the Pandemic

Palm Beach County 9-1-1 in Florida answers roughly 10,000 calls per month, making reliable connectivity critical to serving the community. When the pandemic hit, this became even more important as call takers and dispatchers needed remote capabilities to stay safe. The agency is using FirstNet to keep staff connected through SIM cards in routers, on 9-1-1 busses, and in “go-bags” that enable remote capabilities.

FirstNet Provides Georgia Police Department with Cost-Effective Dispatch Solution

When the Dallas Police Department in Georgia needed to move from a secondary dispatch to an enhanced 9-1-1 public safety answering point, some solutions presented agency leaders with steep costs for technology and equipment upgrades. FirstNet provided the department with a cost-effective solution for dispatch, as well as additional benefits for officers in the field, allowing the dispatch center to transition in just a few months.

FirstNet Brings Wireless Coverage to Glenwood Canyon

Colorado’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new FirstNet cell site launched in Glenwood Canyon.

FirstNet Connects Washington Military Department Disaster Response and Emergency Management Teams

The Washington Military Department joined FirstNet, giving its disaster response and emergency management teams a dedicated, reliable broadband connection. The Washington Military Department also has on-the-go coverage wherever they need it with a Compact Rapid Deployable. This asset helps emergency management teams connect with other first responders during incidents.

New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Fillmore County to Support First Responders in Southeastern Minnesota

Minnesota’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new FirstNet cell site launched in Fillmore County.