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Jamie Barnett was quoted on March 27, 2018, in CNET News on the final testing stage and development of AT&T's nationwide FirstNet public safety network, which has been long-awaited. AT&T announced on Tuesday that the "core" of the dedicated 4G wireless network, which acts as the "brain and nervous system" for the network, is live and ready for local agencies to begin the work of connecting to it.

"A lot of hard work went into this and congratulations are in order, but it is a waypoint, not a destination," said Barnett. "Public safety needs FirstNet's deployment everywhere to know whether the promise of a nationwide, interoperable public safety network has been fulfilled."