Five new FirstNet sites have been built in North Carolina, as part of the network’s ongoing expansion across the United States.
Three of the new sites are located in Alleghany County, with one in Beaufort County and one in Wilkes County. Other locations covered by the network include Ashe, Cleveland, Halifax, Northampton and Warren, all of which are predominantly rural.
Speaking of the network expansion, president of AT&T North Carolina, Trey Rabon said: “North Carolina’s first responders deserve reliable coverage across the state to help them effectively and efficiently address incidents.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to support the public safety mission and bring the state’s first responders – and residents – greater access to the connectivity they need.”
FirstNet Authority CEO Ed Parkinson said: “We worked hand-in-hand with North Carolina’s public safety community to understand their needs for the network. And these network enhancements are a prime example of how that input and feedback is becoming reality.
"We look forward to supporting North Carolina’s first responders’ use of FirstNet to help them save lives and protect communities.”
According to a statement, the new infrastructure will also help improve coverage for AT&T customers in the area.
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