AT&T touts FirstNet progress, more than 600K connections

AT&T touted FirstNet’s progress, saying the network has “well-surpassed” half a million connections, and has expanded coverage and capacity in more than 600 markets across the U.S.

FirstNet, a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety, now has more than 600,000 device connections being used by more than 7,250 public safety agencies, AT&T said. Agencies such as the AAA Ambulance Service, American Medical Response, Chicago Police Department, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Seattle Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard all recently have joined the network.