Nine years after 9/11, police and fire departments are at odds with the FCC over how to get in the 4G game: build a public safety broadband network or piggyback on commercial carriers to keep in touch in an emergency. We explore the quest for nationwide first-responder “interoperability.”


  • Jamie Barnett Chief of the Federal Communication Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
  • Amy Schatz Technology Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Charles Dowd Deputy Chief, New York City Police Department, Commanding Officer of the Communications Division

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