Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Praises Creation of First Responder Mobile Network

Mar 30, 2017
Press Release
FirstNet and AT&T form public-private partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced the creation of a public-private partnership between FirstNet, a first responder network, and AT&T to provide a wireless broadband network for communications.   Lance sits on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee which took the lead in the program’s creation following a recommendation by the 9/11 Commission.  

“On one of the worst days in the history of our Nation we saw tremendous bravery from first responders.  Their iconic heroism on 9/11 is forever engrained in the country’s memory.  One of the promises of that day was to deliver to our first responders a nationwide wireless broadband network for improved communications.  I thank FirstNet and New Jersey’s AT&T for forming this public-partnership.  This is an important new tool for those entering dangerous situations.  Robust communications capabilities will save lives.”