It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Tom Sorley, an incredible public safety leader and friend. Your dedication to advancing public safety technology, deep commitment to the mission and laser-focused vision were inspiring. We thank you for your tremendous service. And while we will miss you every day, we know the legacy you’ve left behind in changing the future of public safety communications will live on forever.
-Chris Sambar, SVP, AT&T-FirstNet
Life-saving Preparation: How AT&T Plans for Hurricane Season
By Chris Sambar, Senior Vice President, AT&T – FirstNet
Hurricane season is fast approaching. And the National Weather Service says an average of 3 hurricanes hit the U.S. coastline every 2 years. The best way to stay safe? Be prepared. Read blog.
FirstNet, AT&T Set for State Plan `Kick-off’ Meeting with SPOCs
By Rich Reed, FirstNet Chief Customer Officer
Now into the third month of our public-private partnership, FirstNet and AT&T remain laser focused on a top priority: the State Plans. Read blog.
What is FirstNet?
FirstNet is an independent government authority established in 2012 by Congress. FirstNet’s public safety mission is to build and deploy the first-ever nationwide broadband network dedicated to first responders.
This is Public Safety’s Network.
The FirstNet network grew out of and addresses a 9/11 Commission recommendation calling for interoperable communications for all U.S. first responders. With the FirstNet network, first responders will have access to fast, highly secure and reliable communications whenever they need them. This will help first responders stay safe while they help others during both day-to-day operations and disaster response and recovery, and when securing large events.
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