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Public Safety Region 50 700 MHz First Meeting

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Released: February 29, 2012


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DA 12-317

February 29, 2012




The Region 50 (Texas-El Paso)1 700 MHz Public Safety Regional Planning Committee Convener
announces that the initial meeting of the Region 50 700 MHz Public Safety Regional Planning Committee
(RPC) will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., at the Rio Grande Council of Governments,
1100 North Stanton, El Paso, Texas. The purpose of the meeting is to organize a working group to
develop the Region 50 700 MHz band
The agenda for the 700 MHz meeting includes:
· Introductions
· Appoint temporary Secretary
· Call to Order, County roll call and teleconference self-introductions
· Discuss development and use of the 700 MHz Public Safety radio spectrum
· Funding allocations associated with planning endeavor
· FCC has pre-allocated spectrum geographically by county
· Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair
· Elections
· Appointment of Secretary, Treasurer
· Identify standing committees and appointment of chairs:
o Bylaws
o Technical/Software/Interoperability
o Peer Review/Dispute Resolution
· Set review and adoption of Bylaws
· Review of Plan requirements and preliminary timeline
· Development of draft Plan
· Region 50 document review via
· Opportunity for public comment
· Establish future meetings and locations
· Adjourn

Region 50 (Texas-El Paso) 700 MHz regional planning area consists of the counties of Andrews, Borden,
Brewster, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Eastland,
Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Gaines, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Hudspeth, Iron, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kent, Kimble, Know,
Loving, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Runnels,
Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Throckmorton, Tom Green,
Upton, Ward, and Winkler.

WebEx Conference Bridge Information. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may
participate via the WebEx conference bridge by following these instructions:
Meeting Number: 626 365 953
Meeting Password: This meeting does not require a password.
1. To join this meeting, go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: This meeting does not require a
4. Click “Join.”
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Audio Conference Information
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting or call the number
below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600
Access code: 626 365 953
The Region 50 700 MHz Public Safety RPC meeting is open to the public. All eligible public
safety providers in Region 50 may utilize these frequencies. It is essential that eligible public safety
agencies in all areas of government, including state, municipality, county, Native American Tribal, and
non-governmental organizations eligible under Section 90.523 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §
90.523, be represented in order to ensure that each agency’s future spectrum needs are considered in the
allocation process. Administrators who are not oriented in the communications field should delegate
someone with this knowledge to attend, participate, and represent their agency’s needs.
All interested parties wishing to participate in planning for the use of public safety spectrum in
the 700 MHz band within Region 50 should plan to attend. For further information, please contact:
Frank Mendez
Convener, Region 50 700 MHz RPC
City of El Paso
Telecommunications Manager
(915) 771-1058

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