AT&T to Support Army Public Safety Comms via FirstNet Service; Jill Singer Quoted

AT&T to Support Army Public Safety Comms via FirstNet Service; Jill Singer Quoted
Jill Singer, vice president of defense and national security for AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet

AT&T (NYSE: T) has received a task order to provide its FirstNet public safety broadband service to 72 U.S. Army bases nationwide and in Puerto Rico.

The company said Monday it will deploy nearly 3,200 service lines along with more than 3K devices and at least 700 indoor connectivity signal boosters to support the branch’s emergency communications.

Army personnel can also connect to the telecommunication firm’s airborne and ground cell sites throughout the country as part of the task order.

The branch had the chance to assess the public safety platform during a spring 2020 pilot program that took place at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in North Carolina.

“It’s an honor to help the U.S. Army enhance its vital communications with FirstNet capabilities,” said Jill Singer, vice president of defense and national security for AT&T’s public sector and FirstNet business and a five-time Wash100 awardee.

The telecom secured a potential $6.5B contract to help the government establish and deploy the country’s first wireless network for first responders.

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