FirstNet adopted by more than 9,800 agencies, supporting almost 900,000 connections
More than 9,800 agencies have subscribed to FirstNet and connected almost 900,000 devices to the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), according to figures recently released by AT&T, which was selected to build and maintain the NPSBN in March 2017.
AT&T released the FirstNet adoption figures as part of its investor briefing that was included in the company’s package reporting third-quarter earnings. AT&T officials did not mention the FirstNet adoption update during the conference call with analysts last week regarding the company’s financial performance during the third quarter.
In August, AT&T announced that almost 9,000 public-safety agencies had made more than 750,000 broadband connections through the FirstNet program. The FirstNet subscription figures released last week represent about a 10% increase in the number of subscribing agencies since August, and at least a 15% increase in broadband connections during the same three-month period.
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