PRESS and RESOURCES

Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response Hearing

“Interoperable Emergency Communications: Does the National Broadband Plan Meet the Needs of First Responders?”

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 10am

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses:

  • James Arden Barnett, Jr., Rear Admiral (Ret.), Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Greg Schaffer, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
  • Chief Jeff Johnson, President and Chairman of the Board, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Deputy Chief Charles F. Dowd, Communications Division, New York City Police Department
  • Robert A. LeGrande, II, Founder, The Digital Decision, LLC
  • Eric Graham, Rural Cellular Association, Vice President for Strategic and Government Relations, Cellular South, Inc.

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The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony from the FCC and DHS, as well as the first responder community about the public safety aspects of the Federal Communication Commission’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), including the proposal to auction the 10 megahertz (MHz) of spectrum, known as the “D-Block,” in the 700 MHz band.The Digital Decision Founder provides expert testimony at the United States House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response Hearing on “Interoperable Emergency Communications: Does the National Broadband Plan Meet the Needs of First Responders?”

Read Mr. LeGrande’s Testimony