FirstNet delivers for agencies responding to Hurricane Florence
September 19, 2018
Hurricane Florence has been putting your network to the test. FirstNet has been working across national, state and local agencies to keep emergency responders connected to the critical information you need to coordinate your response. And as the storm pushes on, we’ll continue to stand by the men and women who put their lives on the line, day in and day out, to protect and support our communities.
Below are just a few examples of how you are making use of your network:
- In Horry County, South Carolina, FirstNet subscribers were able to add hotspots to their devices.
- The City of Whiteville in North Carolina, deployed a Satellite Cell on Light Truck (SatCOLT) to the Whiteville Fire Department staging area to aid emergency response efforts. Because the SatCOLT is Band 14 only, it boosts connectivity for first responders on FirstNet without interfering with the coverage and capacity they already have. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol helped coordinate the quickest and safest route to make this deployment happen.
- And a Cell on Wheels brought FirstNet connectivity to a FEMA staging location to support its response and recovery efforts as the agency assists those affected by the hurricane
Plus, FirstNet subscribers continue to receive unthrottled access to their network as they work to keep our communities safe.
Helping you achieve your mission is our top priority.