Lte | 2020-10-16

Western Massachusetts first responders get connectivity boost from new FirstNet cell sites

Source: FirstNet

First responders in Western Massachusetts are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built cell sites. The sites – located in the communities of Worthington, Hardwick and Huntington – are part of the FirstNet(link is external) network expansion taking place in Massachusetts, which is bringing increased coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state. Plus, the new FirstNet site will give first responders in Western Massachusetts access to the fastest overall network experience.

In addition to further elevating public safety’s connected experience in support of their emergency response, the new sites will also help improve the overall coverage experience for AT&T wireless customers in Western Massachusetts. Residents, visitors and businesses can take advantage of the AT&T spectrum bands, as well as Band 14 when additional capacity is available.

“Massachusetts’ first responders deserve reliable coverage across the state to help them effectively and efficiently address incidents. And with FirstNet, that’s exactly what they’re getting,” said Patricia Jacobs, President, AT&T Northern Region. “We couldn’t be more pleased to support the public safety mission and bring the state’s first responders – and residents – greater access to the connectivity they need.