Senate committee supports D Block reallocation

October 2010
Urgent Communications;Oct2010, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p6
Trade Publication
The article discusses a bill proposed by U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller that would reallocate the D Block to public safety and offer funding for the proposed network's buildout and operation. If approved, the bill would abolish plans for the 10 megahertz (MHz) D Block to be auctioned to commercial wireless carriers. The bill, instead, would allow airwaves to be integrated with adjacent spectrum licensed to the Public Safety Spectrum Trust to offer a 20 MHz spectral foundation for a U.S.-wide public-safety network.


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