Obama Signs D Block Reallocation Bill

Jackson, Donny
February 2012
Fire Chief Exclusive Insight;2/23/2012, p1
The article reports on U.S. President Barack Obama's signing of the payroll-tax-cut extension legislation into law in March 2012. The law reallocates the 700 MHz D Block spectrum to public safety and provides 7 billion U.S. dollars for the buildout of a nationwide Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network for first responders. The law was welcomed by Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST).


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