A high-speed wireless communications system for first responders has launched in its first Indiana city. Noblesville is now using FirstNet, which spawned from 9/11 Commission recommendations for a national public safety communications platform and is billed as the only network of its kind in the nation.
Mayor John Ditslear says "we are proud to be the anchor tenant in Indiana and one of the first cities nationwide for this cutting-edge public safety communications platform. We want to lead in technology and public safety, and this move allows us to do both and provide better service to our first responders, residents and guests in times of need."
The city says the decision was based on several factors including giving public safety communications "priority and preemption," data plan options through the program’s carrier, AT&T.
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