Friday, February 17, 2012

Public Safety D-Block Passed the Senate

The Senate just passed the legislation creating the First Responder Network Authority to build the nations first responder broadband network utilizing the D-Block spectrum there allocated. Another important aspect is that Public Private Funding is a feature to be considered in the bill. Under section SEC. 6208. PERMANENT SELF-FUNDING; DUTY TO ASSESS AND COLLECT FEES FOR NETWORK USE.  In essence it grants the Authorities right to commence Public Private Partnerships utilizing leasing agreements with entities that wish to access the newly established Public Safety Broadband Network. 

This is good news. 

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