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AT&T marks $130B invested into FirstNet over 5 years

The communications platform for first responders went live in 2017 and currently has three million users nationwide

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By Rachel Engel

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, AT&T announced it hit a major milestone with $130 billion invested into FirstNet, its communication platform designed for first responders.

The platform was created in 2017, and since then has amassed more than three million users nationwide.

In addition to the investment announcement, the company also announced a variety of new initiatives related to the platform. To combat dead zones inside structures, AT&T is collaborating with the Safer Buildings Coalition to create new code requirements and in-building communications capabilities.

The company also announced it was adding a third “emergency pathway” to reinforce the reliability of the FirstNet platform, like a “’backup’ to the ‘backup’” line,” according to a company press release.

See the full press release here.