AT&T Adds FirstNet Tower on Colorado’s Highway 9
Thursday, May 21, 2020 | Comments

AT&T, the contractor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), deployed a new tower in Colorado. As a result of the state’s agreement with the FirstNet program, there is a commitment to deploy 33 new towers to enhance mobile coverage for first responders, a state broadband newsletter said.

The Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) facilitated a meeting of key stakeholders from Summit County, the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG), state agencies and FirstNet to discuss placing a tower in Summit County on Highway 9 north of Silverthorne. A key addition was to allow access for public communications traffic.

The new tower is live, bringing mobile access to the Lower Blue Valley, which was previously a broadband desert with no wireless communications for 9-1-1 calls. Residents and visitors to Summit County now have the ability to call 9-1-1 and conduct other mobile communications along this stretch of Highway 9.

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