How FirstNet Spurs Public Safety Innovation and Smart City Growth

The development of the first responder dedicated broadband network yields benefits for emergency response and communities at large.


Improving connectivity is the focus of new modernization efforts taking shape around the country. More states, counties and municipalities are investing in projects aimed at connecting cities, with estimates showing that global spending on “smart community” initiatives may reach $158 billion in 2022. Among the many benefits are increased efficiencies in delivering citizen services.

Connectivity initiatives have tremendous potential for public safety too. Investing in public safety services has been shown to pay off in economic growth, crime reduction and community integration. There is now a broadband network that provides the infrastructure and connectivity to support the next generation of public safety: FirstNet.


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