On September 19, 2017, Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas will partner with FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a dedicated wireless broadband network for public safety in the state.

With Governor Abbott’s announcement today, Texas becomes the 23rd U.S. state or territory to opt-in to FirstNet’s deployment plan for the nationwide public safety broadband network.

“The safety and security of Texas communities is my number one priority, and I want to provide our first responders with the best technology possible,” said Governor Abbott. Read the full press release from the Office of the Governor here.


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Jared is a lead coordinator for the Texas Public Safety Broadband Program. He has spent 12 years in intelligence and support roles for the military and law enforcement. Jared is always interested in new technologies that help the public safety mission.

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