AT&T announced that more than 7,250 public safety agencies are using 600,000 plus device connections on the FirstNet communications platform.
FirstNet communications platform – built with AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) — performs over 25 percent faster than any commercial network.
Recent agencies to subscribe to FirstNet include AAA Ambulance Service, American Medical Response, Anchorage Police Department, Chicago Police Department, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Seattle Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.
A majority of agencies and nearly 50 percent of FirstNet’s connections are new subscribers (not AT&T migrations). Since January 2019, most of the FirstNet connections added are new subscribers to AT&T.
FirstNet is for all Public Safety – career and volunteer, urban, rural or tribal. AT&T launched the FirstNet Digital Sign Up Portal to help qualified first responders gain access to FirstNet service.
AT&T was recently recognized as the fastest wireless network in the nation, according to the first quarter 2019 results of tests taken with Speedtest as analyzed by Ookla.
“Our team remains focused on delivering the modern capabilities, coverage and capacity needed to strengthen first responders’ communications nationwide. These results serve as another proof point to show the work is paying off for Public Safety,” said Chris Sambar, senior vice president of FirstNet, AT&T.