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POLICY MAKERS COMMITTED TO D-BLOCK ALLOCATION AND FUNDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 23, 2010

CONTACT: COURTNEY HASTINGS
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POLICY MAKERS COMMITTED TO D-BLOCK ALLOCATION AND FUNDING

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Leadership Indicates Support as Administration Engages in High Level Discussions with the Public Safety Community

Washington, D.C. - (September 23, 2010) -- The Public Safety Alliance (PSA) celebrated the success of a week's worth of activities to ensure allocation of the D Block to public safety and funding to build-out and maintain the nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network as they reviewed the results of their meetings on The Capitol grounds today.

This week, the member organizations of the PSA participated in the Administration’s Public Safety Communications Forum, conducted meetings with key Senators, encouraged a National Call-in Day and participated in the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing.

"From the support expressed today by the leadership of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee we clearly made an impact on the positions of policy makers and gained momentum for public safety’s position," Chief Robert Davis of the San Jose (Calif.) Police Department and PSA representative said. "In addition, the Administration has been fully engaged with public safety and has a clear understanding of our effort and what we are trying to accomplish."

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