How is FirstNet different from commercial network offerings available to public safety? The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent agency within the federal government, partnered with AT&T to deliver America’s public safety network. We look at FirstNet as the most important wireless network in the country because it’s the only network built specifically for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community who support their missions. With 26,000 agencies and organizations – accounting for 5 million connections – more first responders choose FirstNet to reliably communicate. And as first responders’ communications needs evolve, FirstNet will continue to grow and advance for decades to come. After all, no connection is more important than one that helps save lives.
What people are saying:
President – FirstNet, AT&T
“More first responders trust FirstNet to reliably communicate because of the meaningful difference it’s making in how they protect their communities, and now we’re delivering these critical benefits to protect our children. The new school safety solution is a gamechanger for how districts can protect students and teachers, while also better equipping the first responders that serve them. With just a push of a button, schools can reach 9-1-1 faster than ever. And as America’s public safety partner, we’ll continue to advance public safety’s critical communications to stay mission ready no matter the threat.”
CEO, Intrado Life & Safety, Inc.
“Intrado and AT&T share a common commitment to prioritizing the safety and well-being of our communities, and especially of our students, school staff and the surrounding communities and we remain dedicated to investing in technology that aligns with state and federal regulations, in order to safeguard their security.”
David R. Schuler
Executive Director – AASA, The School Superintendents Association
“We believe students are more likely to succeed in school when they feel safe. Our educators need the peace of mind that if an emergency occurs, the lines of communication will stay open when they need it the most. By having a reliable communications plan in place, schools can keep students safer, establishing a better learning environment for all."