05/16/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/16/2019 11:23
AT&T Prepared to Keep Communities Connected During Hurricane Season
AT&T is the First Company Nationwide With Disaster Response Program Certified by Homeland Security, Designed to Keep Customers and First Responders Connected
AT&T* is committed to keeping its customers and FirstNet subscribers connected during the upcoming hurricane season. With nearly 30 years of experience responding to large-scale events, we've proven time and time again that we are ready and prepared to restore and maintain service if disaster strikes.
And this year, we're accomplishing this like never before. We're prepared with a fleet of equipment that can be quickly deployed before, during and after any storm. Plus, public safety agencies on FirstNet - the only dedicated communications network platform purpose-built for first responders - also have 24/7 access to a nationwide fleet of dedicated deployable network assets, helping them connect to the critical information they need.
'Staying connected during severe weather events is critical,' said Scott Mair, president of Operations, AT&T Technology & Operations. 'In the last few years alone, we have responded to countless major storms and other natural disasters. Our people are experienced, constantly perfecting the process and are ready to respond at a moment's notice.'
How we prepare:
Response equipment we use in the wake of an event:
Our team has spent more than 145,000 hours in the field over the last 25 years. We have invested more than $650 million in our Network Disaster Recovery program (NDR), making it one of the nation's largest and most advanced.
Prioritizing first responder communications
We know how critical communications are to rescue and recovery efforts. That's why we partnered with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) - an independent agency within the federal government - to deliver the FirstNet communications platform to public safety. FirstNet gives first responders the unthrottled connectivity they need, no matter the emergency:
To learn more about the value FirstNet is bringing to public safety, check out FirstNet.com.