Talbot County, Maryland’s first responders are getting a boost in their wireless communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built cell site. The site, located on Tilghman Island, is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in the Free State, which is bringing increased coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state.
FirstNet is the nationwide, wireless communications platform dedicated to first responders.
It’s being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government.
The FirstNet build is being done with direct feedback from Maryland state and public safety officials. The Tilghman Island site is the second FirstNet site to be publicly announced in Maryland following Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to advance the state’s public safety broadband communications with FirstNet. It’s located on Tilghman Island Road, across from the Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to the Tilghman Island cell site, public safety personnel, residents and visitors in the area will also benefit from an additional new AT&T cell site in the Bozman area located near Lostock Lane and Bozman Neavitt Road.
These two sites were constructed using the FirstNet Band 14 spectrum as well as other spectrum bands in the AT&T commercial spectrum portfolio. Band 14 has also been and continues to be added to existing sites across Maryland, helping to further increase capacity and coverage available to Maryland’s first responders – like the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services, which recently subscribed to FirstNet.
September 3, 2019
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