TIA Congratulates FirstNet on Reaching Major Milestone with Selection of AT&T as Network Partner

Arlington, Va. (March 30, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today   congratulated the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) for reaching an important milestone that brings the first national public safety broadband network closer to reality. FirstNet’s choice of AT&T means the telecommunications company will receive a 25-year contract to build and maintain a network that will provide first responders with advanced communication technologies.

TIA Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Cinnamon Rogers issued the following statement:

“FirstNet today took a major leap forward in delivering a dedicated national network that will give first responders the bandwidth, speed, security, and reliability they clearly need. We applaud FirstNet for its expeditious work to finalize this decision, and we believe AT&T understands the challenges of this project and has the experience and leadership needed to drive it forward. The two organizations will now begin the vital work of building a network that leads to more efficient public safety communications – and ultimately, saves lives.”


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

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