To further celebrate the anniversary of the creation of FirstNet, we’ve launched the new Mini Compact Rapid Deployable for FirstNet. Now available for public safety agencies to purchase, these agency-owned assets are 80% smaller and half the price of the CRD™ for FirstNet, which has been instrumental in first responders’ emergency response during wildfires and last year’s Hurricane Ian. Comprised of 2 ultra-portable ruggedized cases that are each about the size of checked luggage, the miniCRD™ can be deployed by a single person within a matter of minutes, covers up to ½ mile and links to FirstNet via satellite without relying on commercial power availability. And with on-the-go coverage, public safety will have dedicated Band 14 connectivity wherever it’s needed.
We’re proud to cover more first responders than any network.2 And with the nation’s largest coverage footprint of more than 2.91 million square miles, public safety on FirstNet have access to 250,000+ more square miles than competing commercial network offerings. Plus, with always-on priority and preemption, our first responders don’t have to dial special codes or take extra measures to ensure their critical communications get through.
Today, more than 25,000 public safety agencies and organizations are on FirstNet. And it’s built for all first responders – federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, urban, rural and more. This includes Indian Health Service (IHS), a federal agency that supports tribal communities across the country, Superior Ambulance – one of the latest agencies to sign on to FirstNet – whose paramedics support communities across the Midwest, and even individual first responders who are easily making the move thanks to ‘FirstNet and Family’.
We look at FirstNet as the most important wireless network in the country because it’s delivering the interoperable connectivity first responders require to stay mission ready. And it’s transformed the way AT&T operates, from evolving disaster response to doubling down on network resiliency, truly making us a public safety-centric communications company.
“The new technology available with FirstNet allows public safety across the country to stay better connected when they need to the most – which is why so many firefighters and other first responders are turning to the network. We are excited by the way FirstNet continues to grow and evolve to better suit the needs of public safety and we look forward to the future of FirstNet.”
Chief Bob Horton (Ret.)
Deputy Executive Director, Western Fire Chiefs Association