AT&T Says FirstNet Now Covers More Than 2.81M Square Miles
Monday, February 28, 2022 | Comments

AT&T said that the FirstNet network now covers more than 2.81 million square miles across the U.S. The provider said that that is 50,000 more square miles than other commercial networks.

“Interoperable connectivity is the foundation of FirstNet and the entire public safety-centric ecosystem it is driving,” said Jason Porter, president, public sector and FirstNet program at AT&T. “As public safety’s partner, we’ve moved faster than anyone to deliver more coverage across tribal, rural and urban areas, powering the connections first responders count on most. And we’re doing it all with a hyper focus on the unique security, resiliency and reliability that their missions demand. Public safety is our priority, and we’ll continue to be there for this vital community, no matter where their mission takes them.”

Additionally, AT&T said 5G connectivity on FirstNet had launched in new areas including Savannah, Georgia; western Kansas; Lansing, Michigan; Minneapolis; Toledo, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Richmond, Virginia; and Redmond, Washington.

These new areas join 10 other cities, as well as parts of more than 40 cities and 30 stadiums and venues that have 5G access on FirstNet.

“We are pleased to see FirstNet continue to grow and deliver coverage and capacity where public safety said they need it the most,” said First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet CEO) Edward Parkinson. “The FirstNet Authority has taken a public-safety-first approach that is unlike commercial networks. As we head into the fifth year of network deployment with our partner AT&T, we will continue to keep public safety at the forefront of everything we do."

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