How FirstNet Will Help Agencies Improve Public Safety

Today first responders use the public cellular network for much more than two-way radios. 4G LTE has made wireless Internet a key tool for data, video, and other high-speed features. However, during natural disasters and other emergencies, wireless networks can become overwhelmed with citizen traffic, leaving first responders unable to effectively communicate, coordinate response, and use mission-critical safety and rescue technologies.

This solution brief explores five ways FirstNet, the first nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety, will address challenges and help first responders save lives and secure communities.

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