5G technology helping Arizona first responders prepare for calls

  • Source: KTVK-TV CBS 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)
  • Published: 12/08/2022 12:00 AM

The latest 5G technology is improving how police and fire departments respond to calls in Arizona. Officials with Verizon and Verizon Frontline were at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix Tuesday night to showcase the latest tech. Fire crews are better prepared than ever when they head out on a call. Verizon has hundreds of trucks and equipment that can be deployed to natural disasters or wherever needed. The trucks use a satellite to set up a 5G network where service may not exist or is down. That can give first responders a way to communicate and access information quickly. Maggie Hallbach is the President of Verizon Frontline. She says technology has come a long way, even in the past ten years. “It’s not just about voice communication anymore. It’s about data and delivering that data to that first responder who needs it most,” she explained.


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