Michigan Will Take Park in Public Safety Broadband Network
Michigan is opting into a national public safety broadband network. Lt. Gov.
Brian Calley recently signed a letter for Michigan to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet. FirstNet, in partnership with AT&T, will build, operate and maintain a secure wireless broadband communications network for Michigan’s public safety community at no cost to the state for the next 25 years. It’s expected to boost broadband access in rural areas.
It followed a recommendation from the 9/11 Commission that a dedicated nationwide broadband network be created to help public safety agencies communicate during large-scale emergencies. Copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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