AT&T marks $130B invested into FirstNet over 5 years

The communications platform for first responders went live in 2017 and currently has three million users nationwide


By Rachel Engel

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, AT&T announced it hit a major milestone with $130 billion invested into FirstNet, its communication platform designed for first responders.

The platform was created in 2017, and since then has amassed more than three million users nationwide.

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In addition to the investment announcement, the company also announced a variety of new initiatives related to the platform. To combat dead zones inside structures, AT&T is collaborating with the Safer Buildings Coalition to create new code requirements and in-building communications capabilities.

The company also announced it was adding a third “emergency pathway” to reinforce the reliability of the FirstNet platform, like a “’backup’ to the ‘backup’” line,” according to a company press release.  

See the full press release here.

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