Maryland Celebrates Anniversary of FirstNet Subscription With FirstNet Authority, AT&T

State and county officials in Maryland and representatives from the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T have organized an event to mark the state’s first anniversary of subscribing to the FirstNet platform.

AT&T said Thursday the event recalls Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s approval of the adoption of the FirstNet network platform in the state in 2017 to respond to emergency situations.

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said during the anniversary event that using FirstNet in its first year has demonstrated the impact of public-private teaming in public safety operations.

Denis Dunn, president of AT&T in Maryland, said the company continues to coordinate with state and local leaders to refine FirstNet and encourage new public safety agencies to adopt the communications service.

Dunn added that wireless spectrum allocated to public safety for FirstNet operations has and will continue to be deployed to existing and new sites across Maryland and other sites.

FirstNet is designed to provide first responders with advanced communication capabilities to access critical information for public safety.

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