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December 2010 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting

Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network stakeholders attend a meeting in the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories auditorium.
Meeting participants in the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories auditorium.

DEC 1 – 2, 2010 — The PSCR program hosted the winter 2010 stakeholders’ meeting for the 700-MHz Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network at the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories. The meeting, which had 300 attendees, gathered stakeholders to discuss planning, scheduling, testing, and stakeholder participation and expectations.

Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network stakeholders attend a breakout meeting at the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories.
PSCR staff work and describe portions of the LTE-based 700-MHz Public Safety Demonstration Network during one of several group tours of PSCR labs.

Meeting attendees toured PSCR labs and saw the live demonstration network in action streaming live and recorded video. Public safety practitioners received LTE training—a two-hour overview of LTE technology. Representatives from Federal, state, local and tribal public safety agencies, as well as equipment vendors, network carriers, and academia attended the event.

Also at the meetings, the FCC’s Deputy Chief of the PSHSB, Jennifer Manner, said the FCC expects to release an order soon on the nationwide public safety broadband network. Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Deputy Administrator for NTIA, introduced the opening speaker Greg Schaffer, DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications.

» Meeting agenda and slide decks

 

 

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