Ed Parkinson of the FirstNet Authority and New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu cut a red ribbon at the launch of several FirstNet towers

New FirstNet Cell Sites Launch Across New Hampshire to Support Public Safety; Gov. Sununu and FirstNet Authority Join Unveiling

Gov. Chris Sununu and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) joined AT&T to celebrate a major boost in wireless communications for New Hampshire first responders – the addition of new, purpose-built cell sites and 100+ other network enhancements. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety. 

Graphic art of three first responder using Internet of Things and connected wearable devices with the CES Government conference 2020 logo

Accelerating Innovation for Public Safety

Edward Parkinson delivers remarks at CES Government 2020 to discuss the expanding public safety broadband marketplace and the FirstNet Authority’s plans for FirstNet in 2020, including: FirstNet’s role promoting innovation in the marketplace and advancing initiatives to identify industry trends and promote global public safety broadband opportunities.

FirstNet Satellite Cell on Wheels, tent with FirstNet banner, and ambulance standing on road in Yamhill County, Oregon

FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Yamhill County to Support Public Safety

First responders in Yamhill and Washington counties are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the launch of a FirstNet cell site. The site – located in rural Yamhill County – is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in Oregon, which is bringing purpose-built coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state.

Photo of FirstNet Authority Board members sitting around a table during a meeting.

FirstNet Authority Highlights Network Advancements, Outlines Strategic Priorities

At its year-end meeting today, the FirstNet Authority Board highlighted major areas of progress for FirstNet and outlined its priorities to ensure the continued evolution of the network and organization. This year saw continued momentum for FirstNet with expanded network deployment and growth in new public safety subscribers. Today, there are more than one million connections being used by more than 10,000 public safety agencies on FirstNet.