A partnership worth exploring

Jackson, Donny
January 2010
Urgent Communications;Jan2010, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p4
Trade Publication
The author discusses how a collaboration between the public safety community and utility agencies could ensure success for the national broadband plan of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In light of the unsuccessful D block spectrum auction to commercial carriers, he states that involvement of public utility agencies in the broadband scheme would be beneficial. He also stresses that if the two sectors come up with a win-win partnership, the government could offer financial backing.


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