Puerto Rico to Transform Communications for Public Safety

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T (NYSE: T) plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory´s public safety community and, with it, enhancements to help Puerto Rico´s first responders save lives and protect communities, the company said.

AT&T, in a public-private partnership with FirstNet, will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Puerto Rico´s public safety community at no cost to the territory. The FirstNet network will drive innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

FirstNet will transform the way Puerto Rico´s fire, police, emergency medical services (EMS) and other public safety personnel communicate and share information. Specifically, it will:

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent authority within the US Department of Commerce. 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.