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July 29, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program recently awarded funding to two companies to develop an in-building coverage analysis system (ICAS) that leverages existing first responder radio and smartphone technology to enhance accessibility to wireless service.

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July 23, 2021 | Comments
AT&T reported second-quarter results that showed continuing customer growth in wireless and fiber, as well as strong cash flows.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
AT&T announced four new solutions for the FirstNet network, including a new mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) solution and improved interoperability and security capabilities.

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July 19, 2021 | Comments
The second quarterly Third Generational Partnership Project (3GPP) Plenary e-meetings of 2021 recently concluded. The group focused on the completion of Release 17 (R17) stage 2 (architecture) work and preparation for prioritization of features for R18. The group declared the stage 2 work frozen, while allowing some work items to continue into the third quarter of 2021. At this time, the R17 stage 3 (protocol) freeze date remains on schedule for March 2022.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
During a man-made or natural disaster, getting messages out can sometimes be hindered due to an overload of communication by those in the area. This roadblock can have devastating consequences if first responders are unable to efficiently communicate with each other and direct emergency resources to the areas that need it most. To help overcome this obstacle, Penn State University Police and Public Safety (UPPS) is connecting its police officers and other key personnel to FirstNet.

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June 24, 2021 | Comments
AT&T announced that it is expanding FirstNet’s dedicated fleet of deployable network assets. The FirstNet fleet now boasts more than 100 land-based and airborne portable cell sites.

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June 15, 2021 | Comments
First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Senior Public-Safety Advisor Kenzie Capece provided an update on the spring Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) meeting.

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June 10, 2021 | Comments
An AT&T executive said that it is possible that the FirstNet buildout will finish ahead of the March 2023 completion date mandated in its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority).

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June 03, 2021 | Comments
In advance of the 2021 storm season, FirstNet, built with AT&T, is introducing ROG the Dog animal assisted therapy to support public safety on the frontlines. This new initiative builds off of the launch of the FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition and reinforces the company’s commitment to be there for America's first responders by further supporting the health and well-being of those who serve their communities each and every day.

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May 27, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded AT&T four task to modernize and transform the department’s telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking services. The awards have a combined value of $306 million over 12 years if all options are exercised.

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