Lte | 2020-12-08

FBI Expands Its Use of FirstNet, Names AT&T for Mobility Services

Source: AT&T

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is expanding its usage of FirstNet, awarding AT&T* a mobility contract for additional FirstNet capabilities to support the FBI’s day-to-day and emergency operations. The agreement, valued at approximately $92 million, is the largest commitment to FirstNet by a law enforcement or public safety agency.

Several DOJ agencies have been using FirstNet, including the Antitrust Division; Drug Enforcement Administration; Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys; Justice Management Division; U.S. Attorneys; U.S. Marshals Service; and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which was the was the first federal agency to fully adopt FirstNet in 2018 with approximately 4,800 users.

Under the FBI’s new agreement with AT&T, these DOJ agencies can expand their usage of FirstNet while others can choose to begin benefitting from it.

Ed Parkinson, CEO of the FirstNet Authority: “FirstNet was built with and for all of public safety – including our Federal first responders. We are pleased to see the DOJ expand its use of the network platform to connect more agencies within the law enforcement community. The FirstNet Authority looks forward to continuing to work with the Department to advance and enhance FirstNet for federal law enforcement.”