Many of you know from previous Commentary and my new Public Safety Advocate postings that I have been donating time and effort to assist the Public Safety Community in bringing about the reallocation by Congress of the 700-MHz D Block spectrum to Public Safety.
We are coming close to this happening with two bills pending in Congress.
In the Senate we are asking for co-sponsors and support of S. 3756, The Public Safety and Wireless Innovation Act of 2010, introduced by Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller, IV (D-WV).
In the House, H.R. 5081 introduced by Representative King, now with 68 sponsors, is the bill to support.
Another bill, introduced by Senators McCain and Liberman, is S. 3625.
There will be some action on these bills in September and we need everyone who is willing to write their Senators and Representatives urging them to support these bills.
For more information please see the video on YouTube, which is a message from the fire service. You can sign up to support the Public Safety Community on Facebook and you can click through to see some sample letters for format and content. You can also see sample letters here.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Andrew M. Seybold