The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has authorized Verizon to offer services to public safety through the state’s public safety grade wireless agreement. Verizon services include Responder private core, priority and preemption technology for first responders in the commonwealth. This is the first state and local agency multi-vendor procurement in the nation for public safety grade wireless data services.
The data services provided by Verizon will include:
Virtualized separate 4G LTE core, maximizing security for public safety users.
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards to implement Quality of Service (QOS), priority, and preemption for public safety data communications.
Verizon will provide wireless communication across jurisdiction, public safety discipline and wireless carrier. Public safety users responding to major incidents will be able to talk, text, share multimedia and communicate in real-time, regardless of their selected public safety grade wireless carrier, plan or device.