This week Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a letter allowing Michigan to join a national First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet.
The program will bring a wireless network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will also enhance wireless networks in rural communities.
“This initiative puts Michigan at the forefront once again for public safety and public service,” Calley said. “The ability for public safety agencies to communicate is critical in an emergency. The enhanced capabilities offered by FirstNet and AT&T will help ensure that those risking their lives for our safety have the tools they need. This effort also will enhance the availability of broadband service across many rural areas of the state, something that Governor Snyder and I continue to focus on as a priority for Michigan residents.”