First Responder’s Broadband Network Workshop

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Shown gathering to discuss the workshop are left to right: Javier Sanchez, AT&T Retail General Manager; Cynthia M Sakulenzki, RGVHCC; Sitlalli Yanez, AT&T Asst. Mgr and Jonathan Gonzalez, AT&T Asst. Manager.

Texas Border Business

AT&T and the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are inviting Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighters and PSAPS to a free Luncheon workshop on Thursday, August 1st at the Holiday Inn Express located at 1800 S. 6th in McAllen from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  The free workshop will inform our First Responder’s in the Rio Grande Valley how AT&T has built and manage the first Broadband Network dedicated to America’s police, firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS).  AT&T was selected by the first Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to build the first Broadband  Network.

FirstNet will cover 50 states, 5 U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, including rural communities and tribal lands in those states and territories.  Through this new public-private partnership with FirstNet, AT&T will deliver a dedicated, interoeperable network and ecosystem that will give first responders the technology they need to better communicate and collaborate across agencies and jurisdictions – local, state and national. 

In addition to creating a nationwide efficient, IP-based high speed mobile communications network that will give first responders priority access, the network will help:  Improve rescue and recovery operations to help keep first responders out of harms way. Help connect first responders to the critical information they need in an emergency, Further the development of public safety focused lo T and Smart City solutions such as providing near real-time information on traffic conditons to determine the fastest route to an emergency and Enable advanced capabilities, like wearable sensors and cameras, and camera-equipped robots that can deliver near real-time images of events.  We encourage every city to send representatives from their law enforcement, EMS, Firefights, etc. to attend the informative workshop.” stated Cynthia M. Sakulenzki, RGVHCC Pres/CEO.


To reserve your seat for the free workshop call the RGVHCC office at 928-0060.

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