FirstNet Authority releases new details about impact of Nashville explosion on broadband system
Public-safety subscribers to FirstNet responding to the Dec. 25 massive explosion near the AT&T network hub in Nashville experienced a four-hour outage when some services were not rerouted prior to deployable cell sites becoming operational at the scene, according to a FirstNet Authority blog.
Released Friday evening, the FirstNet Authority blog reiterated several facts previously released by AT&T—the FirstNet Authority’s contractor to build and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN)—about the incident attributed to explosives detonating in a recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. Notably, the FirstNet Authority stated that backup battery power kept the system on the air for hours after the blast.
However, the FirstNet Authority blog noted a failure to reroute all service and provided more precise information about the length of the outage.
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