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Recent News // Iowa to Opt-In on FirstNet Network

Friday, July 28, 2017

Public Safety in the Hands of FirstNet Software

By Connected Nation

The FirstNet wireless communication system has the ability to transform emergency departments across state lines. With its wireless technology, police, fire, and other first response teams can communicate simultaneously during emergencies. FirstNet will improve response times, which will ultimately improve the beginning of an emergency where communication can be the least efficient. New Jersey is one of the first states to opt-in to the FirstNet technology in partnership with AT&T.

An Example of How FirstNet Will Improve Communications Among Law Enforcement Teams

By Connected Nation

There are multiple first response agencies that cover large territories and need to communicate in emergencies more effectively. FirstNet’s efforts to provide a uniform broadband network will do just that. Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department Chief Scott Edson talked about how crucial an LTE broadband network is for all 40 police departments just within his area. With the need to respond in 88 cities, there is no room for slow data and dropped signals.

FirstNet: The Power of Data and Technology for Firefighters and Wildfires

By Connected Nation

Once complete, FirstNet will be a single, nationwide, interoperable LTE network for public safety communications. It will give first responders priority in emergency situations, making it possible for them to better communicate amongst themselves and with the public. It’s not just important for police and emergency medical care. Firefighters also need a better way to communicate while in the field.

A Timeline for FirstNet’s State Plans

By Jessica Denson

Proposed state plans for FirstNet are now in the hands of governors and state leadership across the country. Each one was tailored to meet the needs of a specific state by the First Responders Network Authority. So, what happens now and when could FirstNet launch in your community?

Between June 19, when the state plans were distributed, until August 4, states will be able to review their individual plans proposed by FirstNet. Each state has until Friday, August 4 to ask any questions or provide comments for feedback.

Distributing State Plans for FirstNet

By Connected Nation

On June 19, The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced its next step in providing broadband (high-speed internet) and voice network to first responders in America. By providing State Plans to individual states, FirstNet will learn which states are interested in its first responder program and which states are not. And, an added bonus is that the network buildout proposed in the State Plans will create thousands of new jobs nationwide across the states and territories.

TECH WEEK:Why Better Mapping is Critical to Getting Broadband Access to More People

By Jessica Denson

Connected Nation Testifies on Capitol Hill

For nearly two decades, Connected Nation has worked to bring internet access to families and businesses in both rural and urban settings, and, as a result, was recently asked to testify before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. That’s because the focus of the hearing was on “Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America.”

Developing State Plans for FirstNet

By Jessica Denson

When it comes to connecting communications among police, fire, and emergency personnel across the country, developing plans for each state and U.S. territory is key to ensuring its effectiveness.

The First Responder Network Authority has begun work on those plans.  They’ll be integrated into the FirstNet Network which will become a single, nationwide, interoperable LTE network for public safety communications. Once complete, it will give first responders priority in emergency situations.

Sharing One Network Improves Communication and Outcomes

By Jessica Denson

It’s hard to believe but America’s first responders rely on more than 10,000 separate radio networks to communicate with each other during emergencies. There’s a glaring issue with this—those networks are often incompatible.

First responders are not connected to one network, and it’s making it hard for emergency crews from different jurisdictions to work together. For police, fire, and EMS, that lack of clear communication can mean the difference between life and death for those they’re trying to help and even puts their own safety at risk.

Recent News // Connected Nation Congratulates Iowa’s New Broadband Governor Kim Reynolds

Friday, May 26, 2017
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