AT&T Reports 2,500 Agencies Have Joined FirstNet
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | Comments

More than 2,500 public-safety agencies across the country have joined the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an increase from the 1,500 agencies reported in July. AT&T reported 150,000 FirstNet connections or subscribers compared with 110,000 connections in July.

“Our crews have been battling a number of wildfires across the state of Oregon,” said Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Mike Duyck. “And during each, FirstNet has proved its value as public safety’s network platform. From boosting communications at base camp during our response to the Miles Fire to connecting our firefighters on the front line of the Ramsey Canyon Fire, we’ve been able to count on our FirstNet service to elevate our ability to effectively and efficiently achieve our mission.”

“We’ve recently seen a spike in the number of public-safety agencies subscribing to FirstNet,” said Chris Sambar, senior vice president, AT&T FirstNet. “FirstNet is designed for every first responder in the country — for both their agency provided and their personal device. It offers enhanced security on a dedicated network that prioritizes first responder communications. And it doesn’t throttle. So, we’re calling all first responders to join their network and benefit from the technology, terms and conditions that are purpose-built to favor the important work they do.”

"We’ll continue to work side-by-side with the public-safety community and AT&T to ensure FirstNet delivers for them today and for years to come,” said FirstNet Authority CEO Mike Poth.

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