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BRIEF-FirstNet selects AT&T to build emergency broadband network
March 30, 2017 / 3:47 PM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-FirstNet selects AT&T to build emergency broadband network

March 30 (Reuters) - At&T Inc:

* Selected by FirstNet to build and manage America’s first nationwide public safety broadband network dedicated to first responders

* FirstNet will provide 20 MHz of high-value, telecommunications spectrum and success-based payments of $6.5 billion over next five years

* Network buildout will begin later this year

* AT&T will spend about $40 billion over life of contract to build, deploy, operate and maintain network

* Agreement between FirstNet and AT&T is for 25 years Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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