Lance Praises Creation of First Responder Mobile Network
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.”