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Blog // Connect Iowa

FirstNet Recognizes the 43rd Annual National EMS Week With National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)

By Connected Nation

In celebration of National EMS Week, FirstNet profiled the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) that focuses on providing effective EMS systems throughout the country and keeping up with the needs of EMS professionals and communities. First responders and EMS professionals look to FirstNet to provide the latest technology to keep a community safe. FirstNet will help EMS professionals provide quality care more quickly. EMS providers often are working in a life or death situation and need advanced technology for various medical emergencies; now they can turn to FirstNet to use LTE spectrum. There’s possibly an app in the works that...

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It's National Police Week

By Jessica Denson

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week. Every year, between 25,000 and 40,000 law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. this particular week to honor fallen officers and take part in a series of events. As we mark the service of our country’s police officers it’s important to remember that we must provide our law enforcement with the proper tools to do their jobs effectively. Among those tools is FirstNet.  “What FirstNet has been able to do in terms of educating chiefs...

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FirstNet and AT&T: The First 30 Days

By Jessica Denson

More than a month has passed since FirstNet announced it would partner with AT&T to building the first nationwide public safety broadband network. The record-breaking $46 billion public-private partnership will mean building a network that gives dedicated access to first responders when they need it. To mark the one-month anniversary of the announcement, FirstNet’s CEO, Mike Poth, gave a progress report on just how the work is going in the early stages. The CEO said in a written update that FirstNet and AT&T have “hit the ground running.” “Together, we've had an extremely productive month, collaborating on a number of priorities,...

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Connected Nation at Work

By Connected Nation

A Connectedsm community designation shows that a community is equipped with broadband capabilities that meet FCC standards. This can help to attract young professionals, encourage new businesses and upstarts, improve real estate prospects, and give community members access to important online resources. The process to become a Connected community relies on community participation and a forward-thinking attitude, and it begins with community members that want to make a difference. Starting OutGetting started and seeing if the Connected Community Engagement program is right for your community is as simple as reaching out to Connected Nation...

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