As quoted from the article;
"Under a law passed in December, the Department of Commerce is required
to award $1 billion in interoperability grants by Sept. 30.
While public-safety officials have applauded the decision by Congress to
make the $1 billion in funding available immediately�instead
of waiting for the completion of the 700 MHz auction, which will provide
the revenue source for the money�they have expressed
concern about the disbursement process."
I found this very interesting and may shed some light on what the motive
behind the 700MHz space.
Full article here;
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