Author Topic: AT&T Firstnet  (Read 833 times)

Offline CharlieFoxtrot

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AT&T Firstnet
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:29:09 PM »
I have an opportunity to get my personal phone on AT&T's FirstNet system.  Anyone have any pros/cons or experience with this?  Being able to have guaranteed priority and preemption on texts, calls and data sounds like a plus in situations where the normal bandwidth becomes over loaded.

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Re: AT&T Firstnet
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 09:49:42 PM »
Unless you're a first responder, I don't think that's how it works.  The intent of the system is to build a parallel wireless platform that gives priority to first responders and agencies in times of heavy demand for comms.  As part of the deal, AT&T gets to sell excess bandwidth on the system to the public, but the public side can be shut off at the flip of a switch.  At least that's how the Firstnet folks explained it in the meetings I went to a while back.