FCC: $16B public safety network to be paid through U.S. broadband user fee of less than $1

The FCC is moving to implement a $16 billion nationwide wireless network for use by emergency responders that will be paid partly through a fee of less than $1 a month on all U.S. broadband users. Congress must authorize the fee first, although the FCC is moving ahead on the emergency network "in some areas, very soon" with expectations that the network's Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) "could be operational within the next few weeks," and FCC spokesman told Computerworld. Article

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