FirstNet, Built With AT&T, Joins Acura Grand Prix!

FirstNet, Built with AT&T, has joined the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach as an official sponsor, both organizations announced today.

FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet was created based on the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation for the establishment of a single, interoperable network for public safety. FirstNet is a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government.

To truly design the FirstNet communications network for public safety by public safety, FirstNet continuously consults with local, state/territory, tribal and federal public safety agencies across the country.

As an Associate Sponsor at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, FirstNet will receive visibility on-track and on television with signage at key locations on the iconic 11-turn Acura Grand Prix course, as well as space in the Lifestyle Expo and will offer race fans Free Friday vouchers which can be exchanged for Friday, Sept. 24 tickets.

“We’re excited to support the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and the community through our sponsorship,” said Doug Clark, assistant vice president, FirstNet program at AT&T. “And we’re very proud to be supporting the communications needs of first responders and the public safety community in the work they do every day, as well as during major events and emergencies, to keep our communities safe.”

“It’s a pleasure to welcome FirstNet to the Acura Grand Prix family of sponsors,” said Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President & CEO Jim Michaelian. “Their mission to provide a dedicated, purpose-built communications network for public safety agencies and first responders is very important, and as an event that works closely with the city’s police and fire departments, we feel it’s a vital one.”

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be headlined by the season finale of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In addition, the weekend will include the Super Drift Challenge under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights; SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks, and the new-for-2021 Historic Formula Atlantic Challenge and Global Time Attack events.

Fans can select and pay for their Grand Prix seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com or by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333.  Also featured on gplb.com is the latest Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach news and racetrack information, photos and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.

Ticket prices range from $34 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $155 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels.  Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, NTT INDYCAR SERIES Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of hospitality packages.

Fans can also follow the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook (GrandPrixLB), Twitter @GPLongBeach (#AGPLB) and Instagram @GPLongBeach.

About FirstNet:

FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent agency within the federal government. With more than 17,000 public safety agencies and organizations subscribed – accounting for more than 2.5 million connections nationwide – the FirstNet network is providing first responders with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, and high-quality Band 14 spectrum. These advanced capabilities help emergency managers, fire, EMS and law enforcement save lives and protect their communities.