Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other public safety personnel need a reliable, resilient broadband network dedicated to public safety to perform their daily life-saving mission.
|Public Safety Needs||FirstNet Solution|
|Reliable data communications for daily and mission-critical use||Priority and preemption: One interoperable broadband network dedicated to public safety rather than multiple separate, incompatible networks for improved communications and coordinated response|
|Access to mobile broadband, data, databases and applications||Public-safety-grade mobile devices providing LTE wireless broadband connection. Shared data, images, video for situational awareness; maps/plans; medical and police records in real-time|
|Infrastructure redundancy||Cell site power backup, hardening; rapid rerouting for communications without interruption|
|Rural and wilderness coverage||Use of satellite and self-organizing network (SON) options outside of satellite coverage for no gaps in coverage|
|Best voice and data communications technologies available||Use of existing land mobile radio (LMR) network assets for foreseeable future; and of existing broadband assets where possible for best service at reduced development cost|