By Kelly Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - The battle over public safety wireless customers has been joined. At this year's International Wireless Communications Expo, Verizon defended its position as the market leader in providing service to first responders, while AT&T and partner FirstNet touted the potential and innovation that they aim to drive in the market.
Verizon had a significantly amplified presence compared to past years, with a large booth, a keynote address and a presence on a number of panels. AT&T, meanwhile, sponsored a FirstNet-related track for attendees to continue learning about what the two organizations are doing and their plans for the second year of the 25-year FirstNet contract.