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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
April 21, 2008
(202) 289-8928
What's Next for Public Safety Spectrum?
Luncheon Featuring Rivada Network's Ganley Scheduled for April 29th

WASHINGTON D.C. - Participants at a Congressional hearing on the recent spectrum auction proposed a variety of options for the "D block" allocated for public safety, which failed to attract a winning bid. These suggestions ranged from continuing the goal of a public-private partnership to re-auctioning the spectrum for commercial use with the proceeds being used to build a public safety communications network. At The Progress & Freedom Foundation's next CEO Luncheon on April 29th, Rivada Networks CEO Declan Ganley will discuss the "D Block" auction and future of public safety communications.

The program will feature a keynote speech by Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, a company that designs, integrates and operates public safety communications networks. Ganley has extensive experience in the wireless and broadband industry, building and operating networks across Europe. He currently serves as Chairman of the Forum on Public Safety in Europe & North America and as an advisor on "technology and terrorism" to the Club De Madrid group. After his remarks, Ganley will respond to questions posed by a distinguished panel of spectrum and public safety experts and from audience members. The complete list of experts is available on the PFF website.

The CEO Luncheon featuring Declan Ganley of Rivada Networks will be held Tuesday, April 29th, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the Rotunda Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Those interested in attending the event can register online. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Jane Creel at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact Amy Smorodin 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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