New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Waubay Near Lake Traverse Reservation to Support First Responders
First responders in Waubay and the surrounding area, got a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the FirstNet network expansion currently underway by AT&T. We’ve added a new, purpose-built cell site in Waubay, northwest of Watertown and near Webster and the southwestern side of the Lake Traverse Reservation, to give first responders on FirstNet – America’s public safety network – access to always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption across voice and data. This new site will increase coverage and capacity for first responders in Waubay and tribal first responders serving the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.
Jim Pearson, Emergency Management Department, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
“This new site will enhance connectivity for first responders and residents across the Lake Traverse Reservation. Not only will the site provide enhanced signal strength for data transfer in our police cars, law enforcement can now travel the entire reservation and connect to voice and data on FirstNet devices, ultimately benefiting public safety across our tribal lands.”