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FCC Field Hearing to Focus on First Responder Needs

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The Federal Communications Commission will host a broadband field hearing in conjunction with Georgetown University Medical Center on The Role of Broadband in Improving Public Safety Communications and Emergency Response.

The hearing will focus on the specific broadband requirements for America’s first responders and emergency medical personnel, how to maximize broadband's potential in serving first responders with applications and new technologies, and the cost of implementing such communications technologies. At the core of the discussion will be  how the National Broadband Plan now being developed by the Commission can help bring attention to, and address, these critical public safety issues.

The hearing will be on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 9:00 am and will be held at Georgetown University's Leavey Center. In addition to attending in person, interested parties may view proceedings via webcast.

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