DENVER (CBS4) – The State of Colorado is partnering with FirstNet to improve communication among emergency responders.

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Governor John Hickenlooper signed the agreement on Monday.

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The partnership would allow AT&T to build and operate a wireless broadband network that comes at no cost to the state.

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FirstNet is designed to transform the way Colorado’s fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel communicate and share information.

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Colorado is home to FirstNet’s technical headquarters, which is in Boulder.

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FirstNet is short for the First Responder Network Authority. It is an independent entity within the U.S. Department of Commerce.