Wayne County’s first responders are getting a boost in their wireless communications thanks to the FirstNet® network expansion currently underway by AT&T. AT&T has added a new, purpose-built cell site in the La Grange area. This new site is giving first responders on FirstNet – America’s public safety network – access to always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption across voice and data. Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-1) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) joined AT&T for the ribbon cutting event Monday to unveil the new FirstNet cell site serving the county.
Congressman Butterfield said, “The men and women who put their lives on the line as first responders have long needed the advanced technological tools that will not only help keep them safe but will also help them do the best job possible to serve the residents of North Carolina and across the country. I applaud the work that the FirstNet Authority and AT&T are doing to fulfill their mission of delivering a communications system that meets public safety’s needs – today and for decades to come.”