By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens recently accepted the FirstNet and AT&T plan to provide a wireless broadband network to the state’s police, EMS and firefighters. Among 33 other states to accept the plan, Missouri’s decision will advance the way the state’s public safety personnel communicate and share information in times of emergency.
“Governor Greitens’ decision demonstrates his strong commitment to public safety throughout the Show-Me State,” said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. “We look forward to delivering the interoperable, high speed network that will help first responders share information and communicate seamlessly when saving lives and protecting communities across Missouri.”
In early 2017, a public-private partnership formed between AT&T and FirstNet, or the First Responder Network Authority, to provide the first broadband network dedicated solely to America’s first responders and emergency medical services. The agreement will span all 50 states, 5 U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.