Ensuring FirstNet Connectivity During the COVID-19 Crisis

The pandemic is testing the capability of the network that supports first responders.

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SOURCE: AFCEA Signal Magazine

March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, which to date has sickened tens of thousands of Americans and killed hundreds, is testing the viability of the FirstNet network in ways never seen before. The exponential increase in the number of cases in the country is pulling in more and more emergency medical services personnel, police officers, firefighters and other public safety officials, often in more remote areas, who all need real-time data exchange, network connectivity and communication tools. READ MORE

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