Prioritizing First Responders, Protecting Communities in the Bay State

John Emra, President – AT&T Atlantic Region
September 20, 2023
Public Safety

Prioritizing First Responders, Protecting Communities in the Bay State

First responders—from paramedics and firefighters to police officers—face considerable challenges on the job. For our first responders in Massachusetts, one challenge we never want them to encounter is a lack of connectivity. The ability to communicate with other members of the public safety community quickly and seamlessly during a crisis is invaluable and can be lifesaving.

That’s why first responders in more than 230 communities across Massachusetts are staying connected with FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, the only nationwide communications network created with and for public safety. Whether in an emergency, natural disaster or everyday community event, FirstNet puts first responders first, with the network designed to deliver highly secure, fast, and interoperable communication at all times.

Today, we cover the entire state with FirstNet and continue to increase network capacity for Massachusetts public safety by deploying Band 14 spectrum—nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the federal government specifically for FirstNet. We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 950 sites across Massachusetts to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, including in areas such as: Boston, Brockton, Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, Worchester, Fitchburg, Leominster, Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Pittsfield, New Bedford, Fall River, and in Franklin County.

Learn more about how FirstNet is making an impact across the Bay State:

For more information on FirstNet, visit: Nationwide Broadband For First Responders & Public Safety at FirstNet

FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks and service marks of the First Responder Network Authority.

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