Sprint Asks Obama to Set Up $2 Billion First-Responder Network
What people are forgetting....
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...
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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