APCO urges conditional auction approach for 700MHz auction

06/19/2007
The Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials (APCO), International's President, Wanda McCarley, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and supported a conditional auction approach that would require the winner of a FCC's planned spectrum auction to build a broadband network that serves both public safety and commercial users, and is designed, built, and maintained to meet public safety requirements."The only viable option to fund a national public safety broadband network is to form a public-private partnership whereby spectrum resources can be shared among commercial and public safety users, but on a network that meets the ...

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