AT&T FirstNet Improves First Responders’ Emergency Response but What’s Next in Enhancing Public Safety?

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By Fei Liu | 2Q 2022 | IN-6565

 

AT&T FirstNet Has Launched New Innovative Features to Enhance Emergency Response

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The First Responder Network Authority—FirstNet—was created by the U.S. government and built by AT&T, with operations starting in 2018. Since then, AT&T FirstNet has been committed to expanding its coverage and to driving innovation that will best support public safety. The network now reaches more than 2.81 million square miles, provides coverage to more than 99% of the U.S. population, and supports more than three million connections.

In March 2022, several new features launched to modernize first responders’ interoperable communication for both normal and emergency operations. FirstNet’s dedicated fleet has grown from 76 in 2020 to 150 deployable assets in 2022 (e.g., more than 90 satellite cell on light trucks and cell on wheels stationed at more than 50 locations nationwide, more than 50 compact rapid deployables, three communication vehicles, and three flying cell on wings) to help improve disaster response. AT&T ESInet—a solution that offers smarter connectivity, routing, resiliency, …

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