Legislation proposes narrowbanding fund

October 2011
Urgent Communications;Oct2011, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p7
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The article reports on the introduction of bipartisan legislation known as the Help Emergency Responders Operate Emergency (HEROES) Act by Democrat Representative Steve Rothman of New Jersey and Republican House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King that would provide up to 400 U.S. dollars to public-safety entities for narrowbanding upgrades. Rothman said that the bill came after he learned from mayors, police and fire chiefs that such funds in his district are no longer available.


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