Mobile broadband expansion in SLC enhances wireless communications for customers, first responders
St. Lawrence County’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the FirstNet® network expansion currently underway by AT&T.
The new cell site services Route 27 (Stone School–Waterman Hill Road) south of Canton and Route 68 between Canton & Pierrepont, including Pierrepont, Glenmeal, Taylor Creek State Forests, and Lawrence-Brasher Falls.This new site is giving first responders on FirstNet access to always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption across voice and data. The new infrastructure will also help improve the overall coverage experience for AT&T wireless customers in St. Lawrence County. Residents, visitors and businesses can take advantage of the AT&T spectrum bands, as well as Band 14 when capacity is available.
“We consider FirstNet the most important wireless network in the country because it serves our first responders,” said Dawn Hensley, Lead Manager Communications & PR Corporate Communications for AT&T. And unlike commercial networks, FirstNet provides dedicated mobile broadband. To ensure AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) are putting coverage and capacity where first responders need it most, the FirstNet build is guided by direct feedback from state and public safety officials. This helps ensure New York first responders connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.
FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community.
“Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings,” Hensley said.