Hawaii Opts in to FirstNet
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | Comments

Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T state plan for a public-safety broadband network.

“The FirstNet network will transform the way fire, police, EMS, emergency management and other public-safety personnel communicate and share information, enabling them to better serve their communities during emergencies and day-to-day operations,” Ige said.

Hawaii’s first responder subscribers will have immediate access to quality of service and priority to voice and data across the existing nationwide AT&T LTE network. Pre-emption for primary users over the AT&T LTE network is expected by year-end.

Hawaii is the 16th state or territory to opt in to FirstNet. The full list is here.

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