March 20, 2019 (JACKSON, MS) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) today unveiled new initiatives to shape the future of public safety’s network and advance a dedicated FirstNet experience that will transform public safety operations to help save lives and protect communities.
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“. . . AT&T expects to finish its efforts to build out fiber to roughly 14 million locations within the next 12 months.”
This fiber will support FirstNet and 5G installations. AT&T plans to install 5G equipment on towers as it installs the FirstNet 700 MHz equipment. This will reduce AT&T’s 5G infrastructure costs. We can hope it results in lower cost 5G access. No breath holding allowed.
“By the end of March, first responder subscribers can use the Galaxy S9/S9+ to tap into the full power of FirstNet,” says AT&T building the nationwide broadband public safety network.
Source: POLITICO Morning Tech