Public Safety Needs True Priority. During emergencies, wireless traffic is concentrated in specific areas and capacity can become insufficient for public safety’s needs. Public safety needs to be able to communicate without interruption. This is especially important during large emergencies when consumers may possibly overload commercial wireless networks to reach their family and friends. FirstNet will provide public safety with a priority communications network when they need it most.
FirstNet will provide public safety users with true priority access to the network. First and foremost, the FirstNet network is being built for public safety. The purpose of the network is to provide a broadband wireless communications to law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and other public safety and support personnel to meet their important mission every day.