Press Releases

Georgia to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Deal Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

November 17, 2017

Georgia is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Governor Nathan Deal has accepted the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. The FirstNet network will bring advanced technologies that will help Georgia’s first responders save lives and protect communities. 

North Carolina to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Cooper Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

November 15, 2017

"Governor Cooper's decision to make FirstNet services available in his state demonstrates his strong commitment to public safety," said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. "We look forward to continuing to work with North Carolina’s first responders to help ensure they receive access to the sustainable, cutting-edge network they need to connect local, state, tribal and federal first responders across the Tarheel State." 

Utah to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Herbert Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

November 6, 2017

Utah is modernizing communication technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Gary Herbert announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. The FirstNet network will bring advanced tools to help Utah’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

More than Half of America has Already Chosen to Transform First Responder Communications With FirstNet, AT&T

November 2, 2017

States and territories are putting public safety first. As of today, more than half of America's governors have made the decision to opt in to the FirstNet network – the country's only communications platform purpose-built with public safety, for public safety.

"Just within the past couple of months, this country has experienced a number of tragedies. And no matter the life-threatening event, our first responders were there for us. It's our responsibility to make sure the communications capabilities they need are there, too," said Mike Poth, CEO of FirstNet. "We applaud these 30 governors for giving their first responders access to the cutting-edge tools they need to support their heroic efforts."

Pennsylvania to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Wolf Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

November 2, 2017

Pennsylvania is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state's public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Pennsylvania's first responders save lives and protect communities.

South Carolina to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor McMaster Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

November 2, 2017

South Carolina is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Henry McMaster announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies to the state that will help South Carolina’s first responders save lives and protect communities. 

Oklahoma to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Fallin Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

November 1, 2017

Today, Governor Mary Fallin announced her decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Oklahoma’s first responders save lives and protect communities.

FirstNet Strengthens Commitment to Indian Country on Network Consultation, Deployment

October 23, 2017

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is strengthening its commitment to Indian Country on the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network (“Network”).  Today, FirstNet announced a Tribal Consultation Policy that will enable tribes to express their public safety needs through a nation-to-nation relationship between FirstNet and the country’s 567 federally recognized tribes.  

Indiana to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Holcomb Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

October 11, 2017

Indiana is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Today, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state's public safety community. The FirstNet network will bring advanced tools to help Indiana's first responders save lives and protect communities.

FirstNet, AT&T Launch First Developer Program for Public Safety

October 11, 2017

FirstNet and AT&T* launched the first developer program geared toward America’s first responders. This will encourage public safety-focused innovation to help equip first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools. It also brings public safety closer to having their own app store where they can find new solutions purpose-built for their needs.

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