HOME > NEWSROOM > MEDIA SOURCE > FCC > FCC OKs FirstNet Public Safety Network Spectrum Rules

FCC OKs FirstNet Public Safety Network Spectrum Rules

November 1, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission has approved new technical regulations on the use of public-safety broadband spectrum licensed to a future nationwide broadband public safety network, GCN reported Thursday.

William Jackson writes the rules take effect immediately and could clear the way for FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology to start certifying devices that could operate in the 700 megahertz band for FirstNet.

GCN reports the commission expedited the rules because some jurisdictions have already received federal grants to develop a public safety LTE network on FirstNet’s airwaves.


Get the Media Source Newsletter on your smartphone or tablet now!

iphone
Android

 


Latest News

FCC To Send Broadcasters Economic Pitch For Auction

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that the FCC will start sending info packets to broadcasters this week...

Posted

WTLW founder dies

WTLW general manager Kevin Bowers said that Ron Mighell could be considered “a man with a vision.”

Posted

Radio Balks at Online Public Files

Radio draws from a more local advertising pool than does TV, according to many radio owners. They’re questioning why the FCC wants to...

Posted

Wheeler looking to predict interference, protect LPTV

Looking ahead to the FCC’s October Open Meeting, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hopes to start a proceeding that will settle interference prediction...

Posted

More News


Headlines