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AT&T Implements FirstNet Emergency Response Comms Service to Calif. City

AT&T Implements FirstNet Emergency Response Comms Service to Calif. City - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Jeff Brody

AT&T has partnered with the government of San José in California to field the FirstNet communications service for first responders, equip the service to various agencies including the police, emergency, environmental services and fire departments as part of San José's Emergency Action Plan initiative.

Under the partnership, AT&T will also provide $200M in grants to local communities and install 15 digital infrastructure nodes, 670 smart lighting controllers and 550 LED systems, the company said Wednesday.

“It's our mission to give first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to safely and effectively achieve their mission," said Chris Congo, assistant vice president at AT&T's public sector business.

AT&T also collaborated with the government of San José, Calif., to integrate internet-of-things systems within the city's premises.

In addition, the company secured a potential $6.5B contract from the First Responder Network Authority in 2017 to construct a public safety broadband network for the next 25 years.

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