S. 28 – Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act


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.

Subject Areas

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  • 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.

Text of the Bill


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