Broadband is the most recent of the evolutionary changes affecting wireless communications supporting public safety. Broadband Wireless is capable of supporting a vast new range of mobile based communications capabilities and is being recognized as the future of mobile communications.
For a brief history of the events leading to the current national events behind this impending Broadband migration, click here.
The FCC created the National Broadband Plan which is very broad in nature. Chapter 16 specifically refers to the development of broadband capability specifically for public safety.
The FCC Ninth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking provides the primary mechanism for the current FCC activities. - In the Matter of Implementing a nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band. Development of Operational, Technical and Spectrum Requirements for Meeting Federal, State and Local Public Safety Communication.
The associated Motions, Rules, Notices, and Comments regarding the Public Safety Broadband Network can be reviewed under FCC Proceeding 06-229
Broadband Transitions - Power Point with a brief history of public safety land mobile radio and how it relates to the systems of the future from 2007 APCO Winter Summit session.
General Discussion Group Interactive discussion/news group for Broadband Public Safety Yahoo Discussion Group
Search for 700 MHz Broadband News (On RFSTUF Blog)