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Verizon Solicits Innovative 5G Solutions for First Responders

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Verizon Solicits Innovative 5G Solutions for First Responders

Verizon Frontline has launched an innovation program designed to explore 5G-enabled technologies supporting first-response organizations.

The Verizon Frontline Innovation Program will see the company and first responders identify, test and develop solutions in four areas: preparation, response, recovery and mitigation. Jason Mitchell, an associate director with the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team, said the program aims to deliver new technologies and reduce response times for firefighters, law enforcement agencies and medical teams.

Maggie Hallbach, president of Verizon Frontline, a 2023 Wash100 winner and a 4×24 member, said the new program is a testament to the organization’s commitment to providing new communications technologies to public safety and first response agencies.

Entities interested in submitting ideas may do so through the program website, Verizon said.

The communications company has been actively pursuing new technologies to support the federal government.

Speaking at the EDGE24@CES event earlier in January, Michael Adams, associate vice president of Verizon’s federal civilian business, a 4×24 member and a past Potomac Officers Club speaker, said the company secured over $1 billion in contracts over the last two years, some of which address needs such as cybersecurity, 5G and future G.

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