Public safety institutions — such as fire stations, police stations, hospitals — provide invaluable help to the communities they serve. And, broadband helps these men and women do their jobs even better.
Connected Nation has helped highlight the importance of broadband in public safety through research, stories, and collecting data about these community anchor institutions. This work is part of our public awareness campaign on the importance of public safety and broadband
Learn more about our work in the public safety arena below.
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February 2013 was Public Safety Month. Connected Nation and its state partners focused on how high-speed Internet can benefit public safety institutions including police departments, hospitals, and fire departments.
In an effort to draw attention to the importance to these groups, Connected Nation featured some of their stories during the month of February. See those special reports and stories below.
We need your help.
We are collecting broadband adoption information about community anchor institutions including K-12 schools, universities, libraries, hospitals/emergency medical facilities, and public safety facilities across the state.
Community of Communities: A Connected Public Safety Webinar
Public Safety and Broadband Maps
In 2012, Congress created FirstNet through the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act with the mandate to create a nationwide interoperable wireless broadband network that will enable police, firefighters, emergency medical service professionals, and other public safety officials to more effectively communicate and do their jobs.
Since, Connected Nation has written several policy briefs on the program. You can view those documents below.