The Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act aims to increase spectrum access for public safety providers to support a national, inter-operable wireless broadband network.
It authorizes the FCC to hold incentive auctions to provide funding support for a network. The legislation also directs the establishment of a grant program to assist public safety entities in creating a nationwide public safety inter-operable broadband network in the 700 MHz band.
- Government trust funds
- Emergency communications systems
- Advisory bodies
- Licensing and registrations
- Science, Technology, Communications
- Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (WI) (pictured)
The bill was introduced on January 25, 2011 and referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.