In disasters and emergencies, first responders need communication tools that are tested and proven to work –consistently, securely, reliably and smoothly. That’s where FirstNet’s new Innovation and Test Lab comes in.

State-of-the-art testing and innovation for public-safety-grade results

Located at FirstNet’s technical headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, the FirstNet Lab is a state-of-the-art laboratory in which the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T will test public safety functionality and features unique to FirstNet’s mission-critical broadband network, including quality of service; priority; pre-emption; and other future mission-critical services and applications.

Inside the lab

Building the Lab

FirstNet’s Innovation and Testing Lab: Transforming the Future of Public Safety Communications

Built to the highest standards

The FirstNet lab is a premier telecommunications technology innovation and test lab, built with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standards in mind. It has all the electrical power and network connectivity needed for FirstNet’s future technology partner to stage equipment and start test execution as soon as possible. The Lab setup includes battery backup and a generator to maintain power for continuity of testing.