AT&T has been making public safety-specific preparations to ensure the FirstNet communications platform is ready for the Super Bowl in Miami. FirstNet is the nationwide communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders and public safety community. It’s built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority.
The telecom deployed high-quality Band 14 spectrum across the area to provide optimal coverage and capacity for first responders.
AT&T characterizes Band 14 as “public safety’s VIP lane.” In an emergency, it can be cleared and locked just for FirstNet subscribers, further elevating public safety’s connected experience and emergency response.
AT&T installed metro cells at numerous local and federal public safety agency centers. It says these enhancements provide agencies with a direct network connection to the critical information they need.
It plans to place three FirstNet Satellite Cell on Light Trucks outside the stadium for extra redundancy and to provide additional coverage to first responders, if needed. AT&T is also equipping first responders with FirstNet Ready devices to help ensure they have communications across the highly secure FirstNet network core.
In addition, members of the FirstNet team will staff the Miami-Dade County and Miami Beach command posts in the week leading up to and through game day. This will help ensure communication needs for public safety officials are met.