Major Hurricane

Massive storm knocks out communications


A huge hurricane slams the coast

Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced. Millions of customer lines, and nearly a thousand cell sites are lost. The loss of communications between first responders has hindered the initial response.

How can FirstNet help?

  • Provide access to broadband deployables to restore communications so agencies can coordinate response and access to ruggedized equipment.
  • Enable priority and preemption capabilities to provide reliable communications for first responders.
  • Ensure primary and extended primary capabilities to ensure that hospitals can stay connected to first responders.
  • Offer consistent access to other resources, such as automatic vehicle location (AVL), computer-aided dispatch (CAD), mapping, and enhanced push-to-talk (EPTT) resources.