Communications Boosted at Birkebeiner Race with FirstNet Deployable

By Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Office of Emergency Communications

SOURCE: FirstNet.gov

DATE: March 13, 2019

Every February, 30,000 skiers and spectators descend on northwestern Wisconsin to take part in the largest cross-country race in North America, the American Birkebeiner. The more than 30-mile race from Cable to Hayward, known as the “Birkie,” tests the endurance of skiers. It also creates a huge emergency communications challenge for first responders.

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