From the Beach to the Mountains, FirstNet Brings Coverage to San Luis Obispo County First Responders

AT&T Blog Team
April 20, 2023
Public Safety

From the Beach to the Mountains, FirstNet Brings Coverage to San Luis Obispo County First Responders

No matter the terrain, first responders across the country need to stay connected to keep our communities safe.

With hundreds of miles of ocean-front beaches and rolling mountain ranges, San Luis Obispo County’s diverse geography has long provided unique challenges for first responders. Network solutions need to cover the mountains to the East while still providing a good signal to the bustling towns, busy coastlines and remote rural areas. And with an active tourist industry, the network also needs to handle seasonal spikes.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office knew they needed FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, the only network built with and for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community, to equip their officers and public safety personnel with new capabilities and reliable access to critical information while in the field.

The Sheriff’s Office is connected to FirstNet through their department issued phones, mobile routers, traffic cameras and license plate readers, allowing first responders to receive data in near real time and help maintain connections with different units and departments both in and outside the county.

This technology and reliable connection have proven to be critical during response efforts to active shooter situations and smuggling operations along the coast, as well as during mutual aid scenarios that required additional help from neighboring county first responders. Local 9-1-1 centers have also been equipped with FirstNet to address increases in calls during peak tourist times and other events.

Hear more how San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office has drastically improved their technology with FirstNet.



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