Morristown joins Tennessee Advanced Communications Network
The city of Morristown has joined Hamblen County and Walters State Community College as the first local government entities to join the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN). Their decision to join TACN makes them the first local government in Tennessee to go to a full state (TACN) and AT&T FirstNet. This provides the ability to have additional coverage to talk on the radio with surrounding state communication towers and cellular capability during major events and disasters. Currently, TACN supports 50,000 local, state, and federal government users statewide, and that number grows daily. In the last year alone, over 30 additional agencies have made the decision to join TACN to experience the statewide communications interoperability and the cost savings it delivers. First responders will be safer, and citizens’ lives will be saved from this investment and collaboration.