DENVER (CBS4) – The State of Colorado is partnering with FirstNet to improve communication among emergency responders.
Governor John Hickenlooper signed the agreement on Monday.READ MORE: Good Samaritan Rescues 1 Person From Burning Apartment In Aurora
The partnership would allow AT&T to build and operate a wireless broadband network that comes at no cost to the state.READ MORE: Colorado National Guard Helicopter Hoists Hiker Who Fell In Rocky Mountain National Park
FirstNet is designed to transform the way Colorado’s fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel communicate and share information.
Colorado is home to FirstNet’s technical headquarters, which is in Boulder.MORE NEWS: Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?
FirstNet is short for the First Responder Network Authority. It is an independent entity within the U.S. Department of Commerce.