FirstNet Expands Across Alabama
Alabama’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet(link is external) cell sites supporting 8 communities: Anniston, Banks, Berry, Clio, Orrville, Ranburne, Union Springs and Woodland. Plus, Band 14 spectrum has been added to nearly 1,000 existing cell sites across the state. Band 14 is nationwide, high quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety.
On top of the purpose-built FirstNet sites, AT&T has also recently launched additional new cell sites to support dozens of communities across Alabama. All newly built sites will help improve the overall coverage experience for first responders, residents, visitors and businesses in the area.
“FirstNet gives our responder teams the ability to deploy and coordinate responses immediately. When minutes count, instant high-speed communication can help those who save lives,” said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. “Since I made the decision in 2017 to opt-in to FirstNet, Alabama’s FirstNet Team has gone above and beyond to ensure our first responders have increased capabilities to communicate as effectively and efficiently as possible, while also ensuring that our residents and businesses have the best possible services provided.”