FirstNet strengthens network in New England region


FirstNet has added new purpose-built cell sites as well as other network enhancements in New Hampshire.

Cellsites within the state are now located in Pembroke, Stoddard, Rumney and North Hampton. They were constructed using Band 14, as well as network operator AT&T’s commercial spectrum. 

According to the FirstNet Authority, New Hampshire first responders also have access to a “nationwide fleet of 76 deployable assets [portable cell sites].”

Speaking of the roll-out, AT&T’s president for New Hampshire Owen Smith, said: “First responders deserve reliable coverage across the state to help them effectively and efficiently address incidents. 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.”

New Hampshire safety commissioner Robert Quinn said: “The New Hampshire Department of Safety enthusiastically supports FirstNet and the commitments AT&T has made throughout the state. We are confident that the FirstNet Authority and AT&T are greatly advancing public safety communications now and will continue to do so in the future.”

The first public safety agency in the state to join FirstNet was the Derry Police Department in the autumn of 2018.

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