New York ’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of 22 new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements, including 10 in U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik’s congressional district (NY-21).

This new infrastructure is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety. The new FirstNet cell sites in Rep. Stefanik’s district include Richville, West Stockholm, Potsdam, Parishville, Madrid, and Winthrop in St. Lawrence County, Croghan in Lewis County, Antwerp Center in Jefferson County, Chateaugay in Franklin County and Ellenburg Center in Clinton County.

“Expanded FirstNet service is great news for our North Country residents, first responders, and public safety interests,” said Stefanik. “This collaboration between the federal government and the private sector means enhanced wireless coverage that is much needed in our communities, especially for our essential first responders. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts these projects will have, and will continue to advocate for solutions like this that bring more connectivity to the North Country.”

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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