With the potential for millions of users on a single LTE network, FirstNet hopes to foster creation of a new ecosystem in which entities compete to deliver applications and other services through the FirstNet network. The nationwide scale brought by FirstNet will maximize the value of every public safety dollar spent by allowing public safety end-users to take advantage of an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Emergencies aren’t the only times when public safety needs capacity to communicate and send data. Planned events — like concerts, festivals, and sporting events — draw crowds to a single location, making it difficult for public safety to get the robust network capacity they need to do their jobs. That’s where FirstNet will help, by providing needed bandwidth to coordinate public safety resources and respond to any incidents.
Public safety needs data communications in the field and innovative public safety communications technology. That’s why the FirstNet network is designed to deliver applications, devices, and services tailored to the needs of public safety. FirstNet will be a resilient, reliable network, enabling everything from smartphones to laptops, tablets, dongles, and specialty devices to work when public safety needs them the most.
FirstNet will carry high-speed data, location information, images, and video that can mean all the difference when seconds count. Just as smartphones have created a new era of real-time information and connectedness for individuals, the FirstNet network, devices and applications will enable the collaboration the public safety community needs to save lives.
Share images and video, or access weather and traffic data for a clearer operational picture as incidents unfold
Quickly and reliably connect to other agencies and jurisdictions as an emergency unfolds
Track assets and personnel
Take the network along to remote locations
Use mapping applications that share lookout positions, escape routes, safety zones, and water sources
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Chris Olson Senior Public Safety Advisor email@example.com 800-810-4030