AT&T Hopes To Catch All With FirstNet

As states test waters, AT&T hopes to catch all with FirstNet

States have started exploring alternatives to the $40-billion nationwide first responder network in the works by AT&T, but the Dallas telco has no interest in letting them wiggle away.

While state suitors push to make the opt-out process easier, AT&T is arguing to maintain standards it says are stringent for a reason, to protect the “enormously high stakes” of the issue at hand, according to a Federal Communication Commission filing. The opt out procedures are set to go before the FCC at its June open meeting, and AT&T and FirstNet will present their draft plans to the states around June 19.

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All Things FirstNet has a clear mission: to provide information, news and analysis critical to driving FirstNet forward. Our objective is to ensure public safety has the network and smart technology they need to strengthen communications and facilitate knowledge exchange. We believe this will improve our communities and protect our citizens. Our experienced team of public safety professionals is dedicated to helping make FirstNet a success for our audiences and partners.

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