The First Responder Network and Next- Generation Communications for Public Safety: Issues for Congress

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Since September 11, 2001, when communications failures contributed to the tragedies of the day, Congress has passed several laws intended to create a nationwide emergency communications capability. Yet the United States has continued to strive for a solution that assures seamless communications among first responders and emergency personnel at the scene of a major disaster. To address this problem, Congress included provisions in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-96) for planning, building, and managing a new, nationwide,
broadband network for public safety communications, and assigned additional spectrum to accommodate the new network.

Creator(s): Moore, Linda K.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 23, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Moore, Linda K.

Specialist in Telecommunications Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: May 23, 2012
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Since September 11, 2001, when communications failures contributed to the tragedies of the day, Congress has passed several laws intended to create a nationwide emergency communications capability. Yet the United States has continued to strive for a solution that assures seamless communications among first responders and emergency personnel at the scene of a major disaster. To address this problem, Congress included provisions in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-96) for planning, building, and managing a new, nationwide,
broadband network for public safety communications, and assigned additional spectrum to accommodate the new network.

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