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FirstNet Network expands across New Mexico to advance public safety communications

FirstNet Network expands across New Mexico to advance public safety communications

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FirstNet Network expands across New Mexico to advance public safety communications capabilities and improve connectivity for the area’s residents.

New Mexico’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements.

This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety.

FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. It’s built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government.

That’s why AT&T has a responsibility unlike any other network provider. And unlike commercial networks, FirstNet provides real, dedicated mobile broadband when needed with always-on priority and pre-emption for first responders. This helps ensure New Mexico first responders connect to the critical information they need every day and in every emergency.

Bob Digneo, External Affairs Director, AT&T New Mexico, said: “New Mexico’s first responders deserve dependable coverage, and with FirstNet, they have access to the reliable connection they need to do their jobs and help keep their community and themselves safe.

“Working with public safety we’ve made the services we offer in conjunction with FirstNet nimble, adaptable and ready to scale for even the most severe situations as we’re seeing currently with COVID-19.

“We are proud to support our first responders by providing innovative new tools to help them respond to incidents more quickly, safely and effectively across the state of New Mexico.”

In addition to further elevating public safety’s connected experience in support of their emergency response, this new infrastructure will also help improve the overall coverage experience for AT&T wireless customers in the area. Residents, visitors and businesses can take advantage of the AT&T spectrum bands, as well as Band 14 when additional capacity is available.

“FirstNet is a dedicated broadband platform for public safety, by public safety,” said FirstNet Authority CEO Edward Parkinson. “We worked hand-in-hand with New Mexico’s public safety community to understand their needs for the network. And these network enhancements are a prime example of how that input and feedback is becoming reality. We look forward to supporting New Mexico’s first responders’ use of FirstNet to help them save lives and protect communities.”

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