Signed into law on February 22, 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The law gives FirstNet the mission to build, operate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety's emergency and daily data communications. In New York, the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services represents public safety stakeholder interests with FirstNet and its selected partner, AT&T.
- FirstNet proves to be valuable during Super Bowl week in Atlanta, Georgia official says
FirstNet service worked well for agencies helping to secure areas of Atlanta during the Super Bowl and throughout the week of events surrounding the championship game, according to a Georgia state official who participated in the effort.
- AT&T: Super Bowl Mobile Data Traffic Sets Records
Though the Super Bowl Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was a bit short on excitement, it did set records for mobile data traffic. AT&T said that users on its network consumed 11.5 Terabytes of data in and around the stadium on game day.
- Public-Safety Officials Tout Benefits of Datacasting for Video Distribution
Datacasting is technology that sends IP data over broadcast TV spectrum, and public-safety agencies are working with the America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) to access the service.
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