Public Safety

The White House has joined the growing consensus for D-Block reallocation, which would transfer the designated spectrum for the implementation of a national interoperable public safety broadband network.
With the start of the 112th Congress, Senator John D. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced the reintroduction of the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act.
The Communications Workers of America released a letter in support of Senate Commerce Chairman John Rockefeller's (D-W.Va) legislation that would re-allocate the D-block of spectrum for an interoperable public safety communications network.
Broadband development will be near the top of the agenda when the United Nations General Assembly convenes on September 20.
We have just released the 2010 edition of the Benefits of Broadband--a compilation of fact sheets that details the benefits of affordable, high-speed Internet for all Americans.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski delivered a message of support and solidarity for the assembled members at the 72nd Communications Workers of America convention yesterday - July 26. Watch the video of his speech.
On July 22, 2010, Congressmen Rick Boucher and Lee Terry introduced the Universal Service Reform Act of 2010.
An ambitious project to create a statewide fiber optic broadband network in West Virginia is underway. The statewide fiber broadband network will connect critical anchor institutions, including hospitals, public schools, libraries and fire and police departments across the state.
Pew?s recently released study, Bringing America Up to Speed: States' Role in Expanding Broadband, finds that states play a pivotal role in expanding broadband access across America.
The FCC has begun implementing the cyber security provisions proposed in the National Broadband Plan, opening the comments period on a cyber security certification program and testing the strength of existing broadband infrastructure.