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Coalition urges FCC to resolve public safety communications "Safety Over Spectrum: A Plan for First Responder Communications," a white paper released by the First Response Coalition, urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to "put the needs of America's public safety personnel first and address the critical issue of interoperability" among police and fire communications systems. "Today, and, unfortunately, [as was] evident on September 11, the communications systems of public safety departments are not interoperable," the paper notes. "It is difficult, if not impossible, for different departments from different (or sometimes the same) jurisdictions to communicate because the...

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