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FirstNet: AT&T Announces ROG The Dog Animal Therapy For First Responders; Jason Porter Quoted

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FirstNet: AT&T announced on Thursday that the company is introducing ‘ROG the Dog’ animal-assisted therapy to support public safety on the front lines. This new initiative builds on the launch of FirstNet Health & Wellness Coalition and reaffirms AT&T’s FirstNet commitment to first responders. The ROG is working with Global Medical Response (GMR) to provide therapy dog services.

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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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Jason Porter Named President of AT&T’s Public Sector, FirstNet

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AT&T announced on Thursday that Jason Porter, has been selected to lead the company’s Public Sector business and FirstNet organization. With this announcement, Porter has formally assumed the role as the leader of AT&T’s Public Sector. Porter will continue to lead AT&T’s FirstNet business as he has done since Sept. 2019, which includes developing advanced communications capabilities for our nation’s first responders. 

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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 Wins Army Task Order to Advance Public Safety Communications; Jill Singer, Kevin Comfort Quoted

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The U.S. Army has awarded FirstNet a task order to support firefighters, law enforcement and security personnel at 72 Army installations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the company reported on Tuesday. FirstNet will provide support and mission-focused tools to help the Army ensure reliable, secure communications capabilities during national emergencies.

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Richard Carrizzo Appointed Vice Chair at FirstNet Board

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Richard Carrizzo, fire chief at the Southern Platte Fire Protection District, has been named vice-chair of the First Responder Network (FirstNet) Authority's board. FirstNet said Wednesday the 35-year fire and emergency services veteran joined the board in 2018 and helped the organization grow its coverage within the public safety and fire services communities.

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Edward Parkinson: FirstNet Attains New Milestones

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Edward Parkinson, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority, said FirstNet has reached new milestones this week with the announcement of over 11K user organizations. FirstNet now has coverage across the U.S. since the public safety network's initial launch three years ago, Parkinson wrote in a blog post published Tuesday.

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FirstNet Releases New Capabilities to Assist First Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic; Jason Porter, Guy Patterson Quoted

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FirstNet, an AT&T subsidiary, has announced new capabilities to first responders across the country as coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to spread throughout the nation, FirstNet reported on Tuesday

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