South Dakota to transform communications for public safety

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has announced his decision to accept 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 to help South Dakota´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 South Dakota´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.

The First Responder Network Authority 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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