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IDG Contributor Network: AT&T announces FirstNet Network Core is coming online

Last week ATT announced the exclusive communications platform for public safety came to life with the nationwide launch of the FirstNet Dedicated Network Core. This network will let first responders communicate wirelessly during a disaster. Something they were unable to do during 9/11. FirstNet will be the nationwide network that let’s first responders communicate and save lives and property.

First responders do a very specialized job. They need a very specialized network to communicate with each other on an individual level and on a group level. And they need to be able to communicate when other first responders using the same network at the same time. This was the problem during 9/11. And this is the challenge that FirstNet is addressing.

The launch of FirstNet Network Core means first responders now can have access to a specialized communications system designed for them. After 9/11, FirstNet became the first nationwide public safety communications platform in the United States. It is focused on letting first responders communicate in times of crisis.

Taking the lead, ATT built this public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. So, FirstNet brings to public safety, the long-awaited wireless, broadband and technology upgrade.

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