"Public Safety Broadband Network"
Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 20120 Comments October 15, 2012
The FCC has adopted rules implementing the clear mandate of the Public Safety Spectrum Act to grant a license with respect to the public safety broadband spectrum (763-768/793-798 MHz), guard band (768-769/798-799 MHz), and the D Block to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).Read full article
Recent legislation reallocating the 700 MHz D Block for public safety broadband and setting aside substantial funding for a nationwide public safety broadband network was a huge win for APCO International and its partners in the public safety community. Of course, no legislation is perfect, and in this case the otherwise positive legislation contains a few provisions that create major challenges for a subset of public safety land mobile radio systems.Read full article
Alexandria, Va. – The Association for Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International timely submitted comments that were due Friday, June 15…Read full article
“This is quite an exciting time,” said Jennifer A. Manner, deputy bureau chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC,…Read full article
The NTIA’s Laura Pettus was the final speaker at the APCO International Public Safety Broadband Summit on Tuesday, May 15. Pettus gave a brief overview of the public safety funding provisions of H.R. 3630. Section 6207 of the Act grants NTIA borrowing authority not to exceed $2B to implement Subtitle B – Governance of Public Safety Spectrum. Section 6301 of the Act grants NTIA borrowing authority not to exceed $135M to implement Section 6302 – State and Local Implementation. In each case, NTIA borrows the initial funds from the general fund of the Treasury prior to the deposit of auction proceeds into the Public Safety Trust Fund (PSTF).Read full article