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From above and beyond fan experiences to viral commercials – not to mention a star-studded halftime show – all eyes are on pro football’s championship game in Miami. But as fans gather across the globe to cheer on their team, there’s a little-known secret within the first responder community: the Big Game is really a massive public safety event.

That’s why we’ve spent over a year working hand-in-hand with local, state and federal public safety agencies to make this year’s game a success. Right now, members of our FirstNet team are sitting in Miami emergency operation centers. And on the day of the Big Game, we’ll be sitting directly in the stadium to help ensure the communication needs for public safety officials are met across their network.

So, as hundreds of thousands of fans descend on Miami to celebrate, the men and women who put their lives on the line can rest easy knowing that with FirstNet they’ll have the unthrottled connectivity and priority communications they need to get the job done. It’s this type of unparalleled emergency support that puts FirstNet a cut above the rest. That’s what it means to be public safety’s network platform partner.

You can learn more about our public safety-specific preparations and how we’ve boosted Miami area LTE capacity by over 300% more with network enhancements (like adding 5G+ and Band 14 spectrum) here.