FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2023
LAS VEGAS—Yesterday the FCC released their Seventh Report and Order and Ninth
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the 4.9 GHz spectrum. This rulemaking not
only protects the spectrum for public safety use, but also lays the groundwork for the
development of new 5G capabilities for public safety.
Once again this Commission, led by Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, has shown
their commitment and support of our nation’s first responders. The Public Safety
Spectrum Alliance (PSSA) commends them and thanks them for this support. The
PSSA looks forward to working with the Commission as they work through the Ninth
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and continue to collect more information on the
use of the spectrum by public safety.
The Public Safety Spectrum Alliance (PSSA) is an alliance amongst the nation’s leading
public safety leaders and associations. The PSSA is an initiative of the Public Safety
Broadband Technology Association. The purpose of the PSSA is to ensure that first
responders nationwide are able to use the most technologically advanced
communications capability that meets the difficult, life threatening challenges they face
as they protect America. Our goal is to raise awareness in the FCC, Congress and the
White House about what our broadband public safety communications needs are,
including use of 4.9 GHz and the continued enhancement of FirstNet—the only
nationwide, interoperable wireless communications network built for the first responders
who protect America.
The PSSA is open to anyone who supports the goals of this Alliance, including
individuals and the private sector. To learn more, additional information and resources
can be found at https://www.thepssa.org.
The Public Safety Broadband Technology Association (PSBTA) is an organization
focused exclusively on ensuring the success of the entire FirstNet ecosystem that
includes the legal entity created by Congress, the network infrastructure, hardware and
software, and the single most important component—the end users.