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FCC Field Hearing to Focus on First Responder Needs

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact November 3rd, 2009

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‚Äôs 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.

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