Expanding Rural Broadband Coverage Through FirstNet

A unique public-private partnership provides broadband for public safety services and for rural areas that have been traditionally underserved or unserved.

By Mark L. Ryckman, ICMA-CM; and Kenzie Capece | Nov 01, 2021 | PM MAGAZINE

For the first time, public safety has a nationwide broadband network it can call its own. Known as FirstNet, the network is built through a public-private partnership between the federal government and the global telecommunications carrier AT&T. Overseen by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), a federal government entity, this nationwide broadband network is revolutionizing the delivery of public safety services. READ FULL ARTICLE


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