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Eric Holder Speaks in Support of Public Safety Network

Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out Tuesday in support of setting aside wireless spectrum for public safety.

Cell phone networks were congested during the Aug. 23 earthquake on the east coast, prompting an FCC investigation into reports of 911 calls not getting through.

The earthquake also prompted renewed calls to establish a nationwide broadband public safety network, a point of contention in Congress.

Holder said the Justice Department has discussed the issue with the White House, Commerce Department and Department of Homeland Security.

“So long as I am Attorney General, we will continue to advocate for meaningful, affordable access to radio spectrum when and where you need it,” Holder said during remarks at the Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Exposition.

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