FirstNet buildout 80% complete, serves 1.2 million subscribers, AT&T exec says

AT&T’s contracted FirstNet deployment of LTE equipment operating on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum is 80% complete—a year ahead of schedule—and the overall public-safety broadband system serves 1.2 million subscribers and more than 10,000 public-safety entities, an AT&T executive said this week.

SOURCE: Urgent Communications

DATE: March 12, 2020

AT&T Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Stephens made the statements during the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference, where he noted that AT&T meeting its FirstNet commitments is helping improve the carrier’s overall network quality and subscriber growth.

“We’ve got 1.2 million FirstNet customers today, and that’s growing,” Stephens said during the conference session, which was webcast. “We’ve got over 10,000 entities—police departments, fire departments, municipalities, counties, state governments—that have now qualified us, … so, we’ve got a lot to sell into. READ MORE

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