No connection is more important than one that can save a life.

That’s why CDCE has a long-standing commitment to supporting first responders and their communications needs. We are honored to continue that commitment by partnering with FirstNet to provide access to America’s first high-speed wireless broadband network dedicated to our nation’s first responders. This is a much needed investment in America’s communications infrastructure to support public safety nationwide.

Why? Because today, police, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel often lack the interoperable communications capabilities needed to coordinate and communicate across agencies and jurisdictions when disaster strikes.

The FirstNet network will help ensure first responders and the public safety community have access to the interoperable communications and technologies they need when they need them. This will let first responders focus on what matters most: protecting communities and saving lives.

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United in response and communication

The FirstNet mission is to deploy, operate, maintain, and improve the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. This reliable, highly secure, interoperable, and innovative public safety communications platform will bring 21st century tools to public safety agencies and first responders, allowing them to get more information quickly and helping them to make faster and better decisions.


This powerful broadband LTE network allows first responders and other public safety personnel to send and receive voice, data, video, images, and text without concerns about network congestion. The FirstNet network offers guaranteed priority and preemption when they’re needed.


FirstNet is a nationwide network that provides interoperable communications for the public safety community, enabling information sharing across disciplines and jurisdictions, and improved situational awareness.


The FirstNet App Developer Program and App Catalog will foster an ecosystem of innovation, enabling the delivery of actionable data through public safety applications and devices, giving first responders advanced technologies they need.

We’ve Got You Covered

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 your CDCE representative to learn more about FirstNet’s nationwide coverage and how to join FirstNet.

FirstNet is committed to transforming public safety operations

The FirstNet network is complemented by a suite of public-safety driven solutions that provide additional value to first responders.

  • Tools to help improve team communication, workflow, and situational awareness.

  • Device security and mobile device management to manage and help protect mobile devices.

  • Highly secure connections when connecting to critical public safety applications.

  • Cloud services to help optimize agency computing, storage, and network resources.