FCC national broadband effort gets Web site

New Web site is a clearing house for information about national broadband plan for public safety

The Federal Communications Commission launched a new Web page today designed to provide information about the organization’s efforts to create a national broadband plan for public safety.

The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau created the Web page titled: Broadband and Public Safety and Homeland Security.

The site is designed to provide the public safety community, the general public, government agencies and communications providers with the latest news and information on the FCC's efforts to implement the national broadband plan, according to the FCC.

The broadband plan includes initiatives to bring interoperable communications to first responders through the creation of a nationwide wireless broadband network and new cyber security reporting and monitoring programs. The agency has a more broadly-focused Web site about it, including tools for consumers, at broadband.gov.

The plan also includes the implementation of next generation 911 services and emergency alerts through a variety of outlets including television, radio and wireless handheld mobile devices.

The Web page includes access to press releases, public notices, field hearings, and presentations.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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