New Emergency Drop Kits for FirstNet

15 August 2018

From IWCE Urgent Communications is a five-minute video interview with Fred Scalera, director of public safety strategy and policy for AT&T-FirstNet. Scalera highlights the capabilities of the Emergency Drop Kit, a 25-pound deployable package that first responders can take with them into areas that lack terrestrial-network coverage. Connectivity is provided via satellite backhaul.


The FirstNet project is housed within the Radio Technology Services unit of the Department of Public Safety.

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