AT&T to Build, Support Potential $46B FirstNet Public Safety Network; Kay Kapoor Comments

Kay Kapoor

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 3, 2017 — AT&T (NYSE: T) has won the potential $6.5 billion First Responder Network Authority contract to build a national broadband network for public safety organizations over a five-year period, GovCon Wire reported Friday.

The Commerce Department said Thursday the public-private partnership arrangement extends over 25 years with an estimated $40 billion total investment by AT&T to cover network deployment, operations and maintenance.

“FirstNet is unprecedented in its vision, scope and importance to our nation and the future of public safety communications,” Kay Kapoor, president of AT&T’s global public sector business, said in a company statement released Thursday.

“There’s no connection more important than one that can save a life.”

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