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Kansas joins interstate first-responder network


August 16, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has joined 13 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies.

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that the state has joined the First Responder Network Authority — FirstNet — and AT&T, which will build the statewide broadband network.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Brownback said FirstNet would help in emergencies and natural disasters such as the wildfires, tornadoes and ice storms. He said opting into the program allows the state to have the network withou...

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