Coverage

Nationwide broadband service with extensive coverage on a network that public safety can trust.

Nationwide coverage

FirstNet wireless coverage will reach more than 99 percent of Americans, extending to 2.74 million square miles, covering 76.2 percent of the continental United States and the District of Columbia.  FirstNet will provide the same services, support, and capabilities that are provided on the mainland to public safety responders in Hawaii and Alaska. FirstNet service will also be provided on all five of the U.S. island territories.  FirstNet primary users will receive priority and preemption across the entire nationwide LTE network.

FirstNet users will also have access to on-demand deployable solutions, for-purchase deployable solutions, and satellite devices to conduct public safety operations where the terrestrial network does not reach today. 

FirstNet will provide public safety users with an evolving set of Quality of Service, Priority and Preemption (QPP) capabilities that will exceed anything previously available to public safety. QPP capabilities will continue to evolve over the next several years, with the addition of mission-critical services and priority levels. These features provide public safety users with assurance of network access whenever they need it.

Check for coverage in your local area, and contact a FirstNet Specialist to learn more about FirstNet’s nationwide coverage and how to join FirstNet after your Governor Opts-In.

Map displays predicted approximate current outdoor wireless coverage. Actual coverage is not guaranteed and is subject to change without notice. Performance may vary. Coverage includes voice and data (voice over LTE not available in all LTE areas). Compatible device required. Includes coverage (including 2G coverage) served by unaffiliated 3rd party carriers, which is subject to change or termination w/out notice.

2G coverage: Includes limited data services. Not all data services are fully functional in these areas.

  • LTE With Priority
  • LTE Without Priority
  • 3G/4G
  • 2G

Priority on LTE will be available in the first phase of the FirstNet network deployment.

Preemption on LTE will be deployed by the end of 2017 as part of the deployment.

Map will be updated to reflect Band 14 coverage as it is deployed.

FirstNet provides options to extend coverage to meet natural and human-caused disasters