What Fire Departments Can Expect From FirstNet, AT&T Deal

Dedicated access to the network and robust coverage in hard-to-reach areas are among the benefits fire departments may see

As I have attended fire service events around the nation recently – including the Metro Fire Chiefs Conference in April – I have seen and heard plenty of excitement around FirstNet’s selection of AT&T as its partner to build the nationwide public safety broadband network.

The recent announcement of this public-private partnership is a big step forward for public safety. It paves the way for FirstNet to deliver the broadband network that the fire service and other first responders asked for and have needed for a long time.

One of the many pleasant surprises coming out of the new partnership is that AT&T will implement priority services on their existing network for public safety subscribers faster than anticipated.

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