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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
March 1 , 2007
(202) 289-8928
Public Safety Communications: A New Approach
PFF Hosts March 9th Seminar on Spectrum Use for Public Safety

WASHINGTON D.C. - First responders and other public safety officials cannot currently easily connect or exchange information with each other. What is the solution to this problem? Proposals include additional spectrum devoted to public safety, additional funding to first responders, and private companies and government organizations that would use spectrum to provide nationwide broadband service to first responders. These and other policy issues surrounding spectrum use for public safety will be discussed at "Public Safety Communications: Time for a New Approach," a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

The event, to be held on March 9th, will feature a panel of spectrum policy experts and representatives from the wireless industry. Panelists are expected to discuss the current problems facing public safety officials and policymakers and will analyze proposals circulating in Congress. The confirmed panel description will be announced in upcoming days.

"Public Safety Communications: Time for a New Approach," will be held Friday, March 9th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Room B338 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be served. Those interested in attending can register here. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or Others should contact Jane Creel at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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