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AT&T’s FirstNet Selected to Provide U.S. Air Force With First Responder Communications Platform; Lance Spencer Quoted

Lance Spencer

The U.S. Air Force has tapped AT&T to provide its FirstNet broadband communications platform to enhance communications for public safety personnel and first responders at 15 bases across the country, with the possibility for future expansion. FirstNet will support secure interoperable voice, data and video communications with priority and preemption for on- and off-base first responders.

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John Ferrari: Army Looks to Space Development Agency for LEO-Based Satcom Capabilities

The U.S. Army kicked off discussions with the Space Development Agency to help provide ground forces access to satellites in the low-Earth orbit, SpaceNews reported Sunday. Ferrari, who most recently served as director of program analysis and evaluation at the Army, said that the SDA will play a lead role in serving as a space systems architect and establishing standards to facilitate the delivery of broadband communications and other LEO-based services to all service branches. 

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