FirstNet making an impact early in three communities, speakers say

Public-safety users have been able to subscribe to FirstNet for only two years, but the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) is making a significant impact on the operations of several first-responder agencies, providing cost-effective data and deployable support immediately and a mission-critical voice option in the future.

Visual 911+ App Earns FirstNet Listed Designation

America’s public safety communications platform – features the first-ever App Catalog geared to first responders. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privacy and more.

Blackburn talks economic development

When you have more options and you have that competition, it really helps,” Blackburn said. “One of the things I keep the focus on is that you’re not going to have 21st century economic development, health care, education or law enforcement without access to high-speed internet, and (FirstNet) is a great example of that.

Duck goes all in on FirstNet

The town of Duck in North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks is in the midst of its busy season. During the summer, it swells from 400…