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Sprint Asks Obama to Set Up $2 Billion First-Responder Network

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What people are forgetting....

Mektah

Jan 17, 2009, 9:39 AM
1.) The government more or less has already decided to use this technology for it's emergency response. Many of you seem to forget that Sprint is already being forced to evacuate (Iden ) spectrum that interfers with current government emergency response systems.

2.) Either way taxpayers are gonna lose out. If the government has to completely set up an entirely new system, which is what they plan to do anyway, it'll cost a lot more than 2 billion.

3.) Yes, this is a ploy by Sprint, however it is a very good one all things considered. Since they already have to switch over the iden spectrum, they may as well offer the entire service over to the government. it solves 2 problems. One, the mistake of partnering with Nextel's incompat...
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Slammer

Jan 17, 2009, 10:23 AM
I just finished posting my take on this. While I was eluding to the same thing, I like yours better. More percise! Smile
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jrfdsf

Jan 17, 2009, 12:04 PM
Mektah said:
1.) The government more or less has already decided to use this technology for it's emergency response. Many of you seem to forget that Sprint is already being forced to evacuate (Iden ) spectrum that interfers with current government emergency response systems...

Only the spectrum that interferes with emergency frequencies is part of the forced vacate. Sprint in turn, receives spectrum in exchange. A crude illustration would be:

    BEFORE TRANSITION:


Sprint spectrum currently: 800-825 mhz, 850-900 mhz

Government spectrum currently: 825-850 mhz

    AFTER TRANSITION:


Sprint: 825-900 mhz (unbroken)

Government: 800-825 mhz

These are not the exact frequencies,
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