FirstNet Launches in Clinton County to Support Public Safety

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First responders in Chapman Township, Clinton County, PA are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built cell site. The site, located along Route 120 between Hyner and North Bend, is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in Pennsylvania, which is bringing increased coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state. Plus, the new FirstNet site will give Clinton County’s first responders access to the fastest overall network experience.

This is the latest FirstNet site to be publicly announced in Pennsylvania following Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to advance its public safety broadband communications with FirstNet.  

The site is being constructed using Band 14 as well as AT&T commercial spectrum bands. Band 14 provides public safety with a dedicated lane of connectivity when needed. It’s also been added on existing sites across Pennsylvania.

“FirstNet is a dedicated broadband network for public safety, by public safety,” said Jeff Bratcher, FirstNet Authority Chief Technology and Operations Officer. “We worked hand-in-hand with Pennsylvania’s public safety community to understand their needs for the network. And this cell site is a prime example of how that input and feedback is becoming reality. We look forward to supporting Clinton County first responders’ use of FirstNet to help them save lives and protect communities.”

“Pennsylvania’s first responders deserve reliable coverage across the Commonwealth to help them effectively and efficiently address incidents. And with FirstNet, that’s exactly what they’re getting,” said David Kerr, president, AT&T Pennsylvania. “We couldn’t be more pleased to support the public safety mission and bring the state’s first responders – and residents – greater access to the connectivity they need.”

December 18, 2019

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