New infrastructure and resources will support NH Public Safety and communities

Our January & February 2020 Updates

Dear Friends,

New Hampshire’s first responders deserve reliable coverage across the state to help them effectively and efficiently address incidents. And with FirstNet, that’s exactly what they’re getting.

FirstNet is the nationwide, wireless communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders and the public safety community. It’s built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority – an independent federal agency within the Department of Commerce.

On February 14, 2020, AT&T, FirstNet and New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announced the addition of 4 new, purpose-built cell sites, plus 100+ other network enhancements and cutting-edge resources that bring increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety.

Joining us at this event in Concord were public safety officials from across the state. Speakers included First Net Authority Executive Director Ed Parkinson, NH Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn, Statewide Interoperability Coordinator John T. Stevens and Derry Police Chief Edward Garone. In the Fall of 2018, the Derry Police Department became the first public safety agency in the state to join FirstNet and Chief Garone spoke about how it has revolutionized his department.

And all this new infrastructure is boosting network reliability and capacity as well, helping New Hampshire residents, visitors and businesses get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.

For more information about these network enhancements and how they are supporting New Hampshire’s public safety, click here.

In other news, last week we joined New Hampshire Jobs for America’s Graduates (NH-JAG) to announce $175,500 in contributions from AT&T over the past eighteen months to support underserved high school students in New Hampshire as they prepare for college and a career. The efforts at NH-JAG provide impactful resources for New Hampshire’s youth, and we are very proud to continue our support as they engage more local students.

We look forward to continuing to work on behalf of New Hampshire – its first responders, its students and its communities.


Owen Smith
President – AT&T Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire 

"New Hampshire makes progress in connecting to FirstNet" from AP — New Hampshire has made significant progress in connecting to a national public safety communications system created in response to the Sept. 11 attacks, state officials said Feb. 14.

New FirstNet Cell Sites Launch Across New Hampshire to Support Public Safety — On Feb. 14, Gov. Chris Sununu and the FirstNet Authority joined AT&T to celebrate a major boost in wireless communications for New Hampshire first responders – the addition of new, purpose-built cell sites and 100+ other network enhancements.

Powering America’s Elite: AT&T selected to deploy 5G and FirstNet services on Nellis Air Force Base — Nellis AFB is looking to the future, with the help of technology powered by AT&T. By deploying a communications platform built to support 5G and FirstNet, it will provide the base with capabilities to modernize its operations.

AT&T Named One of The 2019 Best Workplaces for Diversity — For the 4th year in a row, AT&T was named to the list by Great Place to Work (GPTW) and FORTUNE. Based on feedback from employees, the GPTW 60-question survey takes a deep dive to learn how much employees trust their leaders, how well companies live up to their values, and more.

Owen Smith is the president of AT&T Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction for AT&T’s legislative, regulatory, public policy and philanthropic initiatives in the northern New England states.

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