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FirstNet Authority Statement on FOP, AT&T Alliance to Educate Officers about the FirstNet Network

(Reston, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) today released the following statement regarding the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and AT&T’s alliance to educate members on FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network:

“The brave men and women of America’s law enforcement community are on the front lines of keeping our communities safe,” said FirstNet Authority CEO Edward Parkinson. “The FOP was one of the first organizations to support the creation of a nationwide public safety broadband network, and now we are proud to support their officers with the deployment of FirstNet in every state and territory. This powerful collaboration between AT&T and FOP will help officers learn more about their dedicated public safety broadband network and we hope as a result it will help them save lives and keep themselves safe.”

Through the alliance, the National FOP and AT&T have committed to educating law enforcement officers about the benefits of FirstNet and the impact it can have on public safety communications, agencies and individual users. Learn more about the alliance.

FirstNet, built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority, is the only nationwide broadband network built with and for public safety. To learn more about the FirstNet Authority’s public safety programs or to contact a public safety advisor for your state, visit FirstNet.gov. For more information about FirstNet products and services visit FirstNet.com.

About the First Responder Network Authority

The First Responder Network Authority is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Created in 2012, its mission is to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. Learn more at FirstNet.gov/mediakit and follow the FirstNet Authority (@FirstNetGov) onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

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