Graphic art of three first responder using Internet of Things and connected wearable devices with the CES Government conference 2020 logo

Accelerating Innovation for Public Safety

Edward Parkinson delivers remarks at CES Government 2020 to discuss the expanding public safety broadband marketplace and the FirstNet Authority’s plans for FirstNet in 2020, including: FirstNet’s role promoting innovation in the marketplace and advancing initiatives to identify industry trends and promote global public safety broadband opportunities.


FirstNet Satellite Cell on Wheels, tent with FirstNet banner, and ambulance standing on road in Yamhill County, Oregon

FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Yamhill County to Support Public Safety

First responders in Yamhill and Washington counties are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the launch of a FirstNet cell site. The site – located in rural Yamhill County – is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in Oregon, which is bringing purpose-built coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state.



Photo of FirstNet Authority Board members sitting around a table during a meeting.

FirstNet Authority Highlights Network Advancements, Outlines Strategic Priorities

At its year-end meeting today, the FirstNet Authority Board highlighted major areas of progress for FirstNet and outlined its priorities to ensure the continued evolution of the network and organization. This year saw continued momentum for FirstNet with expanded network deployment and growth in new public safety subscribers. Today, there are more than one million connections being used by more than 10,000 public safety agencies on FirstNet.








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