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FirstNet enhances 9-1-1 resiliency and in-building connectivity across Tennessee

FirstNet is advancing public safety in Tennessee by providing tools and resources that keep first responders connected when they experience outages. The Cell Booster Pro, an enterprise grade miniature cell-site, increases in-building coverage and the AT&T ESinet offers a wireless back-up network for when 9-1-1 centers face connection disruptions.

Drones keep firefighters safe during fertilizer plant blaze

Fire departments around the country are investing in drone technology to keep firefighters safe. Division Chief Dan Cremeans of the Durham Fire Department in North Carolina explained how their drone program helped keep firefighters safe as they battled a fire at a fertilizer plant containing hundreds of tons of highly flammable chemicals.

Strengthening Our Nation’s Preparedness with a Public Safety Broadband Network

During September, we remember the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks and recognize National Preparedness Month. These events serve as poignant reminders that emergencies can happen at any time, and it is critical for first responders to be prepared. The FirstNet Authority is working to strengthen emergency preparedness through ensuring the men and women of public safety can communicate when and where disaster strikes.

FirstNet Expands 5G and In-Building Connectivity for First Responders

FirstNet is furthering critical communications for first responders by expanding 5G, boosting dedicated in-building connectivity, and enhancing 9-1-1 resiliency across Tennessee with FirstNet as a wireless backup.

Los Angeles Police Department puts FirstNet into the hands of all its officers

The Los Angeles Police Department, one of the biggest police departments in the country, is modernizing its communications and issuing FirstNet devices to all of its almost 10,000 officers. Through FirstNet’s reliable and secure connection, officers will be able to spend less time at the station doing paperwork and more time in the field with their community.

Completion of 3GPP Release 17 is Key Outcome of March Plenary Meeting

The first-quarterly Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Plenary e-meetings of 2022 concluded in March. Participants completed work on 3GPP Release 17 that enhances aspects of the 5G system and marks the conclusion of the first phase of the 5G technology evolution. Delegates also made significant progress on Release 18 that will include new innovations delivering the 5G vision.

How FirstNet helps mitigate disasters

The mitigation phase of emergency management includes all the steps taken to minimize the impact of disasters. FirstNet can play an important role in mitigation. Smart cities and remote sensors are two ways that technology is advancing mitigation efforts and disaster management, and FirstNet provides the prioritized and secure connectivity that public safety needs for these technologies.

FirstNet at 10 Years: Coverage, Deployables, 5G

Coverage is king for public safety communications. Since its creation, the FirstNet Authority has focused on ensuring first responders have coverage and connectivity whenever and wherever they need it. Deployables, high power user equipment, and a focus on 5G are some of the new ways FirstNet subscribers can get coverage in hard-to-reach areas.


FirstNet Connects Responders at Redstone Arsenal

FirstNet is enabling public safety at Redstone Arsenal to connect with the information they need most. The dedicated network allows for more efficient communication and data-sharing. New infrastructure underway will bring additional towers and cell sites to expand coverage and 5G connectivity.

FirstNet Now Covers More First Responders than Any Network in the Country

Public safety agencies and organizations in thousands of communities across the country are staying connected with FirstNet, Built with AT&T. The public safety community on FirstNet has access to the nation’s largest coverage footprint, reaching more than 2.81 million square miles across the country.