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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.

Recent News // Broadband Trends and Impacts in Ohio

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recent News // Students, Seniors, Families to Benefit From Fairfield County Technology Action Plan

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recent News // Residents Want Better Internet: A Technology Action Plan for Meigs and Vinton Counties

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Live Radio with Call-Ins: Underserved Rural Americans

By Rachel O'Morrow

On Thursday June 22, Connect Ohio’s Stu Johnson arrived through the back doors of Idea Stream, WCPN’s NPR news station for The Sound of Ideas public affairs show. Johnson was escorted back to the green room to wait until the show was ready to air. He pulled out his notes, charts, and graphs to prepare for the live show and be ready to answer listener call-in questions. Once in the studio the host adjusted his microphone and headset, and then the show went live.

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.

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.

Recent News // Ottawa County, Mich., Seeks Partnerships to Tackle Broadband Expansion

Friday, June 23, 2017

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.”

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