President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee: 'NSTAC Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Scoping Report'   [open pdf - 56KB]

"The Federal Government and public safety community are harnessing advanced communications technologies to deploy a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) to enhance emergency communications. The vision and need for the NPSBN has been referenced by multiple critical national security reports, including the 9/11 Commission Report, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2006 Independent Advisory Committee's 'Report on the Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned', and the 2007 'NSTAC [National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee] Report to the President on Emergency Communications and Interoperability'. The FCC's 2010 'National Broadband Plan' also called for the need of an NPSBN and in February 2011, the Federal Government released the 'Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative', which emphasized the Administration's commitment to creating such a network by calling for a $10.7 billion investment for the NPSBN."

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