With AT&T almost done deploying the initial contracted FirstNet 700 MHz Band 14 infrastructure, the FirstNet Authority increasingly is focusing on solutions that will let public-safety users access the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) when outside of terrestrial system, according to FirstNet officials.
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE: June 12, 2022
FirstNet Authority CTO Jeff Bratcher said that NPSBN contractor AT&T repeatedly has “exceeded expectations” in its Band 14 deployment, which is more than 95% complete. Contracted to be finished next March, this initial buildout phase likely is expected be completed later this year, according to an AT&T filing with the SEC.