US emergency services broadband expands across Maine


FirstNet has added new cell sites across the state of Maine, located in Aroostook, Penobscot, Oxford, Somerset, Hancock, Kennebec and Knox counties.

The new infrastructure is a part of an ongoing expansion programme taking place across the state. As well as purpose-built FirstNet sites, network operator AT&T has also recently filled out coverage in towns including Biddeford, Springvale and Dayton, as well as updating 150 pre-existing locations with Band 14 spectrum.

Speaking of the roll-out, governor of Maine, Janet Mills, said: “This announcement is an important step forward in supporting emergency first responders as they conduct their critical work. We are grateful for our partnership with AT&T and look forward to our continued work to bolster coverage and strengthen our economy.”

President of AT&T Maine, Owen Smith, said: “AT&T is committed to reinforcing and enhancing our Maine network. These uncertain times have highlighted just how important fast, reliable communication tools are to all of us.

“We are grateful to Governor Mills, the State of Maine and all those involved in helping bring about these important enhancements and those still to come.”

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