In a video published this week, T-Mobile President and CEO Mike Sievert discussed their “Connecting Heroes” program, which makes 5G access free of charge to public and nonprofit first responder agencies for 10 years.
“When we’re at our most vulnerable, first responders are there for us … and they are under more pressure today than ever before. Connecting Heroes is one way we’re saying ‘thank you’ in this critical time,” Sievert said. “People who save lives shouldn’t have to choose between life-saving equipment and wireless service. And with Connecting Heroes, they won’t have to. We’re not limiting this program to a few months or a year … first responders can get free service including 5G access, for a full decade.”
T-Mobile’s program is expected to save fire, EMS and police departments across the U.S. billions of dollars, eliminating network connectivity costs from their budgets. T-Mobile estimates the program could save $7.7 billion over the next 10 years if all eligible agencies opt in.