AT&T, in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, will build, operate and maintain highly secure wireless broadband public safety communications networks for all 50 states. The $40 billion emergency response network FirstNet will drive innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders:
Connect first responder subscribers to the critical information they need in a highly secure manner when handling day-to-day operations, responding to emergencies and supporting large events like marathons and professional football games.
Create an efficient communications experience for public safety personnel in agencies and jurisdictions across the state during natural disasters like earthquakes, severe thunderstorms and catastrophic wildfires that have devastated communities this year.
Enhance network coverage across California’s diverse landscape, benefitting first responders and residents throughout the state’s urban, coastal and rural areas and on tribal lands.
Provide first responders with access to dedicated network assets that can be deployed for additional coverage and support when needed, especially during wildfire season.
Drive infrastructure investments and create jobs across the state.
Usher in a new wave of dependable innovations for first responders. This will create an ever-evolving set of life-saving tools for public safety, including public safety apps, specialized devices and Internet of Things technologies. It also carries the potential for future integration with NextGen 911 networks and Smart Cities’ infrastructure.