Obama Formally Endorses D-Block For Public Safety Broadband Network


President Obama has pledged his support for the allocation of the D-Block of the 700 MHz wireless broadband spectrum to public safety for the creation of a nationwide public safety mobile broadband network, says PoliceOne.com. In a speech at Northern Michigan University, Obama threw his support behind an initiative that was originally called for by the 9/11 Commission more than seven years ago.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, reintroduced a bill to devote that same and valuable swath of 700MHz wireless broadband spectrum to public safety agencies. Story County (IA) Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald — First Vice President of the National Sheriffs' Association and NSA's representative on the Public Safety Alliance, said the sheriffs applaud Obama’s statement.


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