Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
February 03, 2011
Robert Kenny: (202) 418-2668
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTEROPERABILITY FORUM TO
GARNER INPUT ON TECHNICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE NATIONWIDE INTEROPERABLE
PUBLIC SAFETY MOBILE BROADBAND NETWORK
Washington, DC--The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's), Public Safety Homeland
Security Bureau's (PSHSB) Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) will host an Interoperability
Forum on Friday, March 4, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The forum will be held in the Commission
Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554.
The forum will garner input on the technical framework for the nationwide public safety mobile
broadband network to ensure nationwide interoperability. This network must be technically compatible and fully
interoperable from the first day of network deployment in order to serve as the nationwide broadband network
envisioned for America's first responders.
The forum will focus on:
Ensuring nationwide interoperability for public safety broadband utilizing 4G technology;
Solutions for the deployment of Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment to achieve nationwide
operability and interoperability; and
Core network, security and services
The finalized agenda and list of panelists will be released closer to the event date.
The workshop will be open to the public; however, registration will be limited to the seating available.
Those individuals who are interested in attending the forum may pre-register on-line at http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/event-registration.html
. Those who pre-register will be asked to provide their name,
title, organization affiliation, and contact information. Individuals may also contact Deandrea Wilson at Deandrea.Wilson@fcc.gov
or 202-418-0703 regarding pre-registration. The deadline for pre-registration is
Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
Interested parties may file comments using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System
(ECFS) or by filing paper copies.1 Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an electronic file via the
Internet to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/
. Generally, only one copy of an electronic submission must be filed. If
multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of the proceeding, commenters must transmit one
electronic copy of the comments to each docket or rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing
the transmittal screen, commenters should include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the
applicable docket or rulemaking numbers. All filings concerning this Public Notice should refer to PS Docket
No. 06-229. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions for e-
1 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13 FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and should include the following words in
the body of the message, "get form." A sample form and directions will be sent in reply. Parties who choose to
file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number
appears in the caption of this proceeding, commenters must submit two additional copies for each additional
docket or rulemaking number.
Paper filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although we continue to experience delays in receiving U.S. Postal
Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal
Parties are strongly encouraged to file comments electronically using the
Effective December 28, 2009, all hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the
Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before
entering the building.
: The Commission's former filing location at 236
Massachusetts Avenue, NE is permanently closed.
Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be
sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW,
Washington DC 20554.
Parties shall also serve one copy with the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc.
(BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, (202) 488-5300, or via e-
mail to email@example.com
Documents in PS Docket No. 06-229 will be available for public inspection and copying during
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th St. S.W., Room CY-A257,
Washington, DC 20554. The documents may also be purchased from BCPI, telephone (202) 488-5300,
facsimile (202) 488-5563, TTY (202) 488-5562, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic
files, audio format), send an e-mail to email@example.com
or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at
202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
This matter shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the Commission's
rules.2 Persons making oral ex parte
presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the
presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentations and not merely a listing of the
subjects discussed. More than a one- or two-sentence description of the views and arguments presented
generally is required.3 Other requirements pertaining to oral and written presentations are set forth in section
1.1206(b) of the Commission's rules.4
2 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
4 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from
the FCC's web page at www.fcc.gov/live
. The FCC's web cast is free to the public and does not require pre-
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a
description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact
information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as early as
possible. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-
418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For additional information about the meeting, please contact Susan McLean by email:
or by phone: 202-418-7868.
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