New Jersey approves buildout plan for First Responder Network

Governor Chris Christie has opted New Jersey into FirstNet, the company said.

FirstNet and AT&T (NYSE: T) will deliver a specialized wireless broadband network to New Jersey´s public safety community, making New Jersey able to bring first responders advanced technologies that will help them save lives and protect communities.

AT&T, in a public-private partnership with FirstNet, will drive innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

The FirstNet solution that will be built in New Jersey was designed with direct input from the state´s public safety community. As a FirstNet early builder participant, New Jersey shared best practices for the network´s implementation, especially as it relates to deployables.

FirstNet has also been meeting with New Jersey´s officials and public safety personnel for several years to address their unique communication needs.

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent authority within the US Department of Commerce, overseen by a 15 member board. Chartered in 2012, its mission is to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect US communities.

AT&T helps millions around the globe connect with entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. Its products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.