By Tom Randall, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority
The Navajo Nation spans across 27,000 square miles extending into some of the most rugged lands throughout Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Too often these remote and rural lands act as a barrier to extending reliable and affordable communication service to Tribal residents and responders.
Bringing broadband to Tribal responders has always been a top priority for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and its network partner, AT&T. Since the network launched in 2017, AT&T has built new cellular infrastructure across Tribal lands and expanded the FirstNet fleet of deployable assets to bring new coverage solutions to Indian Country.