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AT&T extends reach of FirstNet

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | 09:15 CET | News

AT&T said it's actively extending the nationwide reach of FirstNet by rolling out high-quality spectrum, known as Band 14. The FirstNet Authority, an independent government agency, granted AT&T the right to use Band 14 specifically to support public safety subscribers on FirstNet.

In areas where coverage already exists, AT&T said it's using Band 14 to help first responders get the capacity they need to get the job done. So far, Band 14 was deployed on existing cell sites in more than 675 markets nationwide. 

AT&T is also launching new FirstNet cell sites across the country to expand rural and remote coverage – including areas where emergency responses have been previously challenged by a lack of connectivity. Areas to benefit from a new, purpose-built FirstNet cell site include Baltimore County, Md.; Bedford County, Pa.; Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Va.; Northwestern Minnesota; Preston County, W. Va.; Red Cliff Reservation, Wisconsin; Tilghman Island, Md., as well as Warren County, N.C.

FirstNet already covers over 99 percent of the US population. 



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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: AT&T
Countries: United States
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