Tag: FirstNet
Grab your Dustbuster: It could soon get a little dusty in the South. Image via AP.

Peter SchorschJanuary 11, 2018
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By joining FirstNet, Florida will now become just a little safer in times of emergency. Last month, the state of Florida (quickly followed by California) became the final entry in the nationwide public-safety broadband network, part of a public-private partnership between FirstNet and telecommunications giant AT&T. The announcement by Gov. Rick Scott came just hours ahead […]

Phil AmmannJune 20, 2017
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FirstNet and AT&T are taking the next step toward a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders. This means Florida’s police, firefighters and EMTs will soon be getting a dedicated network for public-safety communications. FirstNet’s long-awaited first responder LTE network is finally moving forward, as FirstNet officials Monday announced more details on individual network plans […]

Peter SchorschApril 7, 2017
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Last week, the federal government awarded AT&T with the coveted FirstNet contract to build and manage the next-generation federal public safety communications network. This week, unsealed court records shed added light on the reason federal officials sided with AT&T and Motorola Solutions and not rivals Rivada Mercury and Melbourne-based Harris Corporation. Documents outline a series […]

Peter SchorschMarch 31, 2017
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Telecommunications giant AT&T, partnering with Motorola Solutions, received some exciting news Thursday. The U.S. Department of Commerce and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has announced AT&T was chosen to build and manage the first nationwide wireless broadband network for America’s police, firefighters and emergency medical services. FirstNet is a federal initiative to create a single platform […]


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