Public Safety Spotlight: FirstNet Delivers for Agencies Responding to Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence put FirstNet to the test. And the public safety network has been standing up to the challenge. We’ve been working across national, state and local agencies to keep emergency responders connected to the critical information they need to communicate and coordinate their storm response.
Here are a few highlights of how we’ve delivered for the agencies and individuals our communities are counting on most:
- Supported the City of Whiteville’s emergency response efforts by deploying a SatCOLT (Satellite Cell on Light Truck) to the Whiteville Fire Department staging area. What’s unique about this deployment is it’s Band 14 only, so it boosts connectivity for first responders on FirstNet without interfering with the coverage and capacity they already have. We also have to thank the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for helping our team coordinate the quickest and safest route to make this deployment happen.
- Deployed a COW to bring FirstNet connectivity to a FEMA staging location to support their response and recovery efforts as they assist those affected by Hurricane Florence.
Plus, FirstNet subscribers continue to receive unthrottled access to their network as they work to keep our communities safe.
Helping public safety achieve their mission is our priority. As the storm pushes on, we’ll continue to stand by the men and women who put their lives on the line, day in and day out, to protect and support our communities.
Keep your community informed:
Stay updated on how AT&T's helping with the storm response efforts by visiting our Hurricane Florence website.
AT&T employees, visit our Cause Page for Hurricane Florence to help.