During emergencies, public safety needs to be able to communicate without interruption – lives depend on it. It is critical that our nation’s law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and other responders have True Priority for their daily and emergency communications needs. This is why FirstNet is deploying a wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety.
Through the FirstNet network, public safety will have prioritized communications over a reliable, hardened LTE network. With this connection, our nation’s public safety personnel will be able to share videos, images, text messages, location information and other data to help them do their jobs safer and more efficiently.
FirstNet’s prioritized network for public safety will be especially important during large emergencies when wireless traffic is concentrated in specific areas. Consumers may overload commercial wireless networks to call for help or let their family and friends know they are safe. At this point, capacity on commercial wireless networks can become insufficient for public safety’s needs.
The FirstNet network will provide first responders with True Priority. This means that public safety will have a connection when they need it most.