FirstNet: Good Vision, Wrong Approach?
While First Responders need a modern emergency wireless network that seamlessly handles voice, video, and text, a separate network may prove to be less efficient and costlier for some than expanding the existing cellular network.
On March 30, 2017, the U.S. government announced that AT&T had won the bid to build FirstNet, an emergency communications network that had long been promised after the 9/11 tragedy. This network, while built upon the technical advantages of modern cellular networks, is completely independent of the public cellular network so as to provide dedicated First Responder access.
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