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----- Original Message -----
From: New America Foundation
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 6:29 AM
Subject: INVITE: 10/26 Improving Spectrum Management for Public Safety Communications
From TV to Public Safety
Need Incremental or Fundamental Reform in
Jon M. Peha
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Public Policy
CEO, Cyren Call
CEO, Access Spectrum, LLC
Director, COMCARE Emergency Response
Deputy Chief Technology Officer,
Vice President and Director, Wireless Future Program
Thursday, October 26th, 2006
12:15 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.
Lunch will be served
After watching first responder
communications systems fail on 9/11 and after Hurricane Katrina, with tragic
results, the vital importance of spectrum management for public safety
communications has taken center stage in recent years. Congress recently passed
legislation to reallocate 24 MHz of prime spectrum from TV to public safety in
2009, as part of
Is it time to
consider fundamental reform in the way new public safety spectrum is
managed? In a new paper that
will be released at this forum, Jon M. Peha, Professor of Electrical Engineering
and Public Policy at
At the forum, alternative proposals for public safety spectrum reform will be debated. Michael Gottdenker, CEO of Access Spectrum, will describe an incremental approach to reorganize newly-allocated public safety bands to promote efficient use of spectrum. Morgan OBrien, CEO of Cyren Call and co-founder of Nextel, will outline his controversial proposal to use 30 MHz of returned TV band spectrum to build a shared commercial/public safety network. Other panelists, including David Aylward, Director of the COMCARE Alliance, and Robert LeGrande of the Spectrum Coalition for Public Safety, will comment on these proposals and describe alternative approaches to support wireless broadband data applications for first responders. All of these approaches to reform will be contrasted with current plans for the management and use of new public safety spectrum.
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