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AT&T Announces Three Major FirstNet Service Upgrades; Jason Porter Quoted

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AT&T announced on Thursday three significant milestones for FirstNet that will support and meet first responder needs. They are a first responder-centric approach to 5G use, comprehensive tower-to-core network encryption and the FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition to better support responders holistically. The final new milestone for FirstNet is the Health & Wellness Coalition. 

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FirstNet Expands Coverage to Support Public Safety; Edward Parkinson Quoted

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FirstNet has announced that its network now covers more than 2.71 million square miles, the company reported on Monday. In 2020, AT&T added nearly 100 thousand square miles to the FirstNet coverage footprint. “The FirstNet Authority is pleased that… we are moving closer to fully realizing the vision of a nationwide network that serves all of public safety,” said Edward Parkinson, CEO, FirstNet Authority

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FirstNet Board Welcomes Public Safety Experts Karima Holmes, Matt Slinkard

Wilbur Ross, secretary of commerce, has added two public safety experts to the First Responder Network Authority Board. Karima Holmes, who directs Washington, D.C.'s Office of Unified Communications, and Matt Slinkard, executive assistant chief of police in Houston, Texas, will join a board that oversees the FirstNet public safety broadband network, the commerce department said Thursday.

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