Senate bill would increase radio spectrum for first responders
Alice Lipowicz writes in GCN.com:
First responders would have more radio spectrum in the 700 megahertz band under legislation approved Oct. 20 by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee as part of the fiscal 2006 fiscal budget resolution. The spectrum would be available starting April 7, 2009.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to mark up its version of the budget legislation Oct. 26. The House version is expected to include a definite transition date of Jan. 1, 2009, for the same radio spectrum.