My coverage is bigger than yours: Verizon spats with AT&T over the FirstNet responders’ network

Back in 2017, AT&T won a quarter-century contract from FirstNet to roll out and maintain a dedicated LTE network that will exclusively serve the communication needs of “first responders” like police officers, firefighters, emergency medical and other services throughout the United States’ 56 states and territories. 

This first responders network has been a long time coming, ever since the 9/11 communications kerfuffle forced the government to set aside 700 MHz band 14 spectrum and a couple of billions to build a nationwide emergency platform, …

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