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White House Joins Sen. Rockefeller, Public Safety Leaders & CWA in Support of D-Block Reallocation

The White House has joined the growing consensus for D-Block reallocation, which would transfer the designated spectrum for the implementation of a national interoperable public safety broadband network.

During a recent meeting with public safety leaders, Vice President Biden and other White House officials announced a new recommendation to appropriate between $10 billion and $13 billion for the creation of the network, which would be included in a budget request for 2012.

This announcement comes on the heels of Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller's reintroduction of the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act. The bill would formally reallocate the 10-megahertz of spectrum, and has received bipartisan support, as well as the continued endorsement of the CWA.

Read more about the White House initiative on The Hill.

Links:

White House wants to allocate D Block to public safety (The Hill)

Senator Rockefeller Champions Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act (Speed Matters)

CWA Backs Rockefeller D-Block Legislation (Speed Matters)

State of America's Homeland Security Address

Category: Public Safety, Broadband Data, FCC, Federal Legislation