FirstNet: Caring for Those Who Care for You

By Jason Porter, senior vice president, FirstNet Program at AT&T

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, FirstNet – the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community – has been helping those on the front line effectively coordinate and communicate. FirstNet was born out of 9/11, when it became clear that different response groups, such as firefighters, police, and EMS, needed to be able to talk across their organizations. First response needs to be a unified response. And FirstNet has proved itself through natural disasters including fires, earthquakes and storms. Now, it’s being used nationwide to respond to the biggest crisis any of us have ever seen. FirstNet is supporting the frontline heroes working tirelessly to keep the country safe and get it back on its feet. That’s why we tasked ourselves with caring for them. Here’s just a few ways in which we’re helping our country’s first responders, both in the field and at home. READ MORE

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