WASHINGTON – Today, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, reintroduced the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act (S. 28).  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations:

“Chairman Rockefeller has long made public safety and national security a top priority for this country.  We applaud his commitment to the public safety community and his tireless efforts to ensure that first responders have the resources they need to support a nationwide wireless broadband network.  This legislation will result in a truly interoperable public safety network and will free up new spectrum and establish funding mechanisms to support the operation and maintenance of this critical network.”

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