It's time to chart a new course

Bischoff, Glenn
November 2009
Urgent Communications;Nov2009, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p4
Trade Publication
The article urges the U.S. Congress to create a separate agency from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to oversee public-safety communications. It suggests that the new agency should oversee the development of the proposed nationwide broadband network and create a roadmap to improve first-responder communications. The need for a viable funding mechanism for the new agency, should it be created, is also pointed out.


Related Articles

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;2/ 5/2013, Vol. 78 Issue 24, p8230 

    The article focuses on the notice concerning the advanced wireless services issued by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in February 2013. It says that the Federal Communications Commission is increasing the supply spectrum of the U.S. for mobile broadband through the adoption of the...

  • Rules and Regulations: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;1/6/2014, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p588 

    The article focuses on the Second Report and Order for the establishment of consolidated service rules for the 758-769 and 788-799 Megahertz (MHz) bands adopted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The suspension on the certification of equipment for operating in the band was also...

  • Washington weighs in. Engebretson, Joan // Telephony;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 250 Issue 7, p16 

    The article focuses on the report entitled "Report on A Rural Broadband Strategy," issued by acting chairman Michael J. Copps of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. The report details the importance of coordination between federal agencies and state and community...

  • FCC Urged to Preserve Small Business Choice in Communications. Saloom, Jamie Belcore // Small Business Advocate;Jun/Jul2015, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p7 

    The article reports on the letter filed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy with the U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to ensure that small business enterprises have choices that match their needs at prices they can afford. It...

  • FCC Chairman, Lawmakers Agree to Scale Back Field Office Shutdowns. Lindquist, Rick // QST;Aug2015, Vol. 99 Issue 8, p75 

    The article reports that U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have agreed to amend the agency's original plans to shutdown several field offices, agreeing to keep 15 of the 24 FCC field offices open.

  • 39 GHz: No Place For New Kids. Carlson, Caron // Wireless Week;04/03/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 14, p20 

    Deals with the United States Federal Communications Commission's 39 Gigahertz (GHz) frequency band auction which opens on the second week of April 2000. Broadband services for the 39 GHz frequency; Telecommunication companies which are expected to participate in the auction; Geographic area...

  • FCC begins broadband inquiry.  // Mobile Radio Technology;May2003, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p50 

    Reports on the issuance of a Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on using electrical power lines to provide Internet and broadband services to homes and offices by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Types of broadband over power line addressed in the inquiry; Additional means for...

  • Public Proposals Included in National Broadband Plan.  // District Administration;May2010, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p12 

    The article discusses the incorporation of recommendations into the National Broadband Plan issued by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the use of broadband technology in schools.

  • Financing and bidding advantages offered in FCC PCS auctions. Crowe, Thomas K. // Telecommunications - Americas Edition;Dec94, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p56 

    Focuses on the proposed financing and bidding measures by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Schedule of broadband personal communications (PCS) auctions; FCC's entrepreneur preference plan; Importance of entrepreneur qualifying bids; General installment payments; Availability of tax...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics