Large planned events

FirstNet is here to help you maintain the capability of eligible organizations and individuals to respond during ordinary and extraordinary times. 

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FirstNet: Supporting public safety

FirstNet® is the nationwide, communications platform built with and for America’s first responders and public safety community. Learn more

Communication tools you can count on

  • Priority access

    Get always-on priority access to voice, data and text. This means you will have priority over commercial traffic on the network.
  • Sensitive data is protected

    A dedicated Security Operations Center monitors the network 24x7 for physical and cyber threats and the physically-separate FirstNet core has available end-to-end encryption.
  • Temporary service solutions for expanded coverage when disaster strikes

    100+ Cell on Wheels (COWs) and heavy-duty Satellite Cell on Light Trucks (SatCOLTs) can keep you connected while you support first responders and restore power grids/water supplies.
  • LMR to LTE interoperability

    Your FirstNet PTT users can communicate seamlessly with users on your LMR network. This will help improve productivity, free up LMR capacity and extend your operational reach at a lower cost.

Public safety agencies subscribing to FirstNet have access to a dedicated, nationwide fleet of:

  • 150+ deployable network assets

    Public safety agencies have access to a nationwide, dedicated fleet of over 150+ land-based and airborne portable cell sites. They don't rely on commercial power and connect to FirstNet via satellite.  These include:

  • Communications Vehicles (CVs)​

    In addition to providing connectivity via LTE and/or Wi-Fi, CVs provide an air-conditioned command space for 2 first responder personnel, multiple monitors, charging stations, a large exterior screen and speakers for briefings and so much more. ​

  • Flying COWs 

    The 3 Flying COWs™ are able to reach heights of up to 400 feet, making them ideal for situations like wildfires and mountain rescue missions where the terrain may have previously made it difficult to maintain connectivity.

We understand your planned event needs

Does your commercial carrier understand your needs during large planned events?

All at no additional charge. Public safety agencies on FirstNet can request the equipment for added support during disasters. The deployable network assets are designed to keep FirstNet subscribers connected to the information they need, no matter where their mission takes them – allowing first responders to make rescues, communicate and coordinate their emergency response, or aid in recovery, even in the hardest hit areas or most remote parts of the country.

FirstNet was ready for the Final Four at the Alamodome to help provide additional coverage and communications technology for San Antonio agencies. 

FirstNet deployable

When disaster strikes FirstNet is there to help

FirstNet, Built with AT&T is expanding public safety’s dedicated fleet of deployables. These new vehicles will help first responders stay mission-ready and better protect their communities.

FirstNet: A network built just for you

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Selecting the right tools, at the right time. Whether you're interested in FirstNet for yourself or for your organization, we'll develop a solution that meets your unique needs. Apply today and we'll develop a solution that meets your unique needs.

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