AT&T announced on Wednesday that they have built 11 new cell sites in Oneida County and the surrounding area, including six sites dedicated to first-responders.
The first-responder sites are in Holland Patent, Camden, Forestport and Deerfield, along with Madison and Chenango counties, officials said.
They are part of FirstNet, a high-speed, broadband communications platform dedicated to first-responders and the extended public safety community.
They are built through a partnership between AT&T and FirstNet Authority, an independent agency within the federal government.
Unlike commercial networks, FirstNet provides dedicated mobile broadband with a priority on police, fire and EMS responders.
Officials said there were 22 new sites built throughout the state for FirstNet.
AT&T also announced five new cell sites for general customers in Remsen, Barneveld, Herkimer, Waterville, Oriskany and Holland Patent.