Lte | 2021-02-09

FirstNet mobile broadband network for first responders expands in Maryland

Source: FirstNet

First responders in Maryland are getting another major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet(link is external) cell sites. 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.

In Prince George’s County, a new FirstNet cell site(link is external) will boost coverage and capacity in the Fort Washington area around Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School and Tinkers Creek Stream Valley Park. Another FirstNet site was turned on in Upper Marlboro and provides coverage and capacity in the area around Marlton Golf Club.

In Montgomery County, a new FirstNet cell site will boost coverage in Gaithersburg around Watkins Mill High School.

In September 2020, AT&T announced new sites were turned on in Cecil and Charles Counties. In June 2020, AT&T announced new purpose-built sites were turned on in Allegany, Calvert, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s and Wicomico Counties.