ABBOTT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP TO MODERNIZE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS

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Earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott announced Texas will partner with FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. The FirstNet network will provide Texas with modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders to boost their communication abilities on the job. This plan will improve public safety and enhance emergency preparedness across the state by providing first responders with cutting edge communication technologies. Texas is one of many states across the country opting in to the FirstNet Network.”The safety and security of Texas communities is my number one priority, and I want to provide our first responders with the best technology possible,” said Governor Abbott. “As we saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our first responders are often the last and only hope for safety in rapidly-changing and life-threatening situations, but this partnership with FirstNet and AT&T, allows Texas’s fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel to be better equipped when responding in these emergencies.”
”With Governor Abbott’s decision to join FirstNet, Texas continues to lead the way on public safety by taking emergency response and innovation to the next level,” said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. “We are honored to serve the state’s first responders and will continue to collaborate with them to ensure the Network delivers what they need, both now and in the future.”