SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are committed to making the deployment of the first-ever nationwide public safety network a reality with advanced technology," said Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California. "This significant public-private infrastructure investment is expected to create 10,000 U.S. jobs over the next two years from AT&T's work for FirstNet. AT&T has a 140-year history of investment in California and a long-standing commitment to serving the public safety community.
"As we've seen time and again in disasters, from the Loma Prieta Earthquake to the recent Butte Fire, it can be difficult for first responders to communicate and work together in an emergency.
"Just as smartphones have created a new era of real-time information and connectedness for individuals, the FirstNet network, devices and applications will enable the collaboration the public safety community needs to get real time information to save lives."
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