AT&T is about a year ahead of schedule on its FirstNet build but will likely take until 2023 to complete the dedicated public safety network as remaining sites are some of the most challenging to deploy, according to Jason Porter.
Earlier this year the carrier said FirstNet was more than 90% complete. AT&T won the 25-year contract to deploy and maintain a nationwide first responder network in public-private partnership with FirstNet Authority and has been building out over the last few years with Band 14 spectrum.
Porter, speaking Tuesday at a Cowen investor conference, cited significant growth for FirstNet with more than 16,000 agencies signed on and 2.2 million connections at the end of the first quarter. That’s up from 2 million earlier this year. It now covers 2.71 million square miles – 100,000 of which were added in 2020..
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