Why do we need to deploy the network in such an expedient manner anyway? Once consruction gets started, it is what it is. The truth is, it would actually be faster to build at the state level anyway, and for those that think the network will end up being a mish-mash of networks, think again. For the past 40 years we have been building towers for backhaul. Microwave and fiber transport connections haven't change all that much in how they are installed. Even the cellular networks have been installed, built and designed the same way since our first generation cellular towers. So why do some within the industry think it won't be feasible for us to build a private network, and that only the carreirs can do this? Like I said the carriers haven't been building their own networks for years, heck, AT&T is selling off their infrastructure of towers to the tower companies in order to get away from owning the assets. Why would a carrier suddenly decide to reverse course just for Public Safety?
We mustn't over complicate this -- all we are doing is building a wireless network that happens to cover more ground. In the past our designs and coverage maps were developed to get market penetration for the most handset subscribers, with Public Safety Broadband we don't have those complications -- it's all about complete geographic coverage. Mr Peha brings up some good points, but he is all over the map on providing any real guidance as to how to build the network. It's way to easy to overcomplicate this network rollout, when in reality its just another wireless construction job.