Public safety contests FCC's broadband capacity findings

August 2010
Urgent Communications;Aug2010, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p6
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The article reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) claim that 10 megahertz (MHz) of the 700 MHz broadband spectrum is enough to meet the public safety's needs has been criticized by the Public Safety Alliance (PSA), an association of first-responder organizations. PSA states that the FCC white paper has underestimated the current and future capacity needs of public safety. In its white paper, the FCC developed scenarios based on video rates as low as 256 kilobit per second.


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