FirstNet is poised to transform the future of public safety communications for first responders -- including firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel in all 50 states, 5 U.S. territories, and Washington D.C.
Through a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, AT&T will build, deploy, operate, and provide services on the nationwide public safety broadband network. Currently, FirstNet services are available over AT&T's existing nationwide multi-band network, including priority and preemption.
California to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Brown Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network
RESTON, Va., Dec. 28, 2017 – California is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network to the state's public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help California's first responders save lives and protect communities.
"Today's decision by Governor Brown puts reliable communications and cutting-edge technology in the hands of California's first responders," said First Responder Network Authority CEO Mike Poth. "FirstNet in California will help deliver innovation and interoperability across the Golden State's diverse landscape – including its rural, urban and coastal areas. FirstNet looks forward to our continued partnership with the state's public safety community."
AT&T, in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for California's public safety community at no cost to the state. The FirstNet network will drive innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.