AT&T (NYSE: T) has won a potential $92M contract to provide the FBI additional mobility services and increase the bureau's utilization of a nationwide broadband network the company built with the First Responder Network Authority.
The company said Tuesday it will offer FirstNet services to help the federal law enforcement agency access voice and data communications across multiple frequency bands via wireless devices such as smartphones, modems and air cards.
FirstNet will support daily operations, including emergencies, at the bureau under the agreement AT&T describes as the largest commitment by an agency to the national public safety communications program.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can also expand network use as part of the deal.
Stacy Schwartz, vice president of AT&T's FirstNet program, said the award serves as a testament to the law enforcement attributes of the system.
“We’re enormously proud to help the FBI and other DOJ agencies expand their FirstNet usage in support of their critical work to keep us safe and protect our democracy,” Schwartz added.