Public safety leaders and industry lobbyists clashed today during a Washington breakfast on whether the 700 megahertz band D block should be reallocated to public safety or reauctioned.
During the sometimes-testy Broadband Breakfast Club event, the speakers disagreed on whether public safety agencies need control over additional spectrum, with the industry representatives pointing to narrowband channels currently licensed to public safety and the public safety officials stressing the need for that spectrum for narrowband voice operations for years to come.
WASHINGTON, November 18, 2010 – Several sharp exchanges between wireless carriers and public safety officials punctuated the debate on Tuesday at November’s Broadband Breakfast Club. BroadbandBreakfast.com released the free video of the event on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, November 14, 2010 – BroadbandBreakfast.com presents Broadband Breakfast Club event “Public Safety’s Role in and the Need for Better Quality Broadband,” on Tuesday, November 16. The debate will pit advocates of re-allocated public safety spectrum with those who would re-auction such spectrum, and the event will be moderated by Paul Kirby, Senior Editor at TR Daily.