Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has accepted the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T (NYSE: T) plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state´s public safety community, the company said.
FirstNet will bring advanced tools that will help Rhode Island´s first responders save lives and protect communities.
AT&T, in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Rhode Island´s public safety community at no cost to the state. 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 Rhode Island´s fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel communicate and share information.
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. Learn more at FirstNet.gov/mediakit.
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