Wyoming to transform communications for public safety

Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead has decided to accept the FirstNet and AT&T (NYSE: T) plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the State´s public safety community, the company said.

This will make Wyoming one of the first states in the country to “opt in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.

FirstNet and AT&T will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Wyoming´s public safety community at no cost to the State for the next 25 years. The FirstNet network will deliver innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

The FirstNet network will transform the way Wyoming´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.

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.