Obama administration not picking sides in D-Block debate

The white House has decided it does not want to get in the middle of a debate over what to do with the 700 MHz D Block spectrum. Phil Weiser, a senior White House technology aide, said at a forum convened by the Brookings Institution think tank that the administration favors an "integrated" approach to building a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network. The FCC prefers to re-auction the spectrum, arguing that will cut down dramatically on the cost of building the network. Many in the public safety community, backed by some members in Congress, prefer to have the spectrum allocated directly to public safety. Article

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