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February 1, 2007

Sen. McCain Proposes Another 30 MHz of Spectrum

By Glenn Fleishman

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants 30 MHz more in the upper 700 MHz band reserved for public safety communications: The senator, often involved in net and spectrum issues, said this is the last opportunity to preserve this spectrum for additional public safety purposes. The Public Safety Broadband Trust would reallocate 30 MHz for a national, interoperable public safety network that would be built by the private sector. Verizon and others stand to benefit from the single-operator, private-network provision. Only 24 MHz is currently allocated for public safety in 700 MHz. Additional allocation is in the 4.9 GHz band.

The TIA believes existing allocations are sufficient.

Posted by Glennf at February 1, 2007 12:10 PM

Categories: 700 MHz, Spectrum

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