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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
June 21, 2012
Lauren Kravetz: (202) 418-7944
FCC APPROVES FOR TRANSMITTAL THE RECOMMENDED MINIMUM TECHNICAL
REQUIREMENTS SUBMITTED BY THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD FOR FIRST
Minimum Technical Requirements Approved for Transmittal in Their Entirety and Without Revision
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) approved for
transmittal to FirstNet the minimum technical requirements submitted by the Technical Advisory Board for
First Responder Interoperability (Interoperability Board). The report entitled “Recommended Minimum
Technical Requirements to Ensure Nationwide Interoperability for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband
Network” (Interoperability Board Report or Report) sets forth the recommended minimum technical
requirements for interoperability.
The Spectrum Act, passed in February 2012, established the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to
oversee all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment and operation of the nationwide public
safety broadband network. The Act also established the Interoperability Board to develop recommended
minimum technical requirements to ensure a nationwide level of interoperability for the nationwide public
safety broadband network. The Commission approves for transmittal to FirstNet the Interoperability Board’s
final report and delegates authority to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to transmit the report
Action by the Commission June 21, 2012, by Order (FCC 12-68). Chairman Genachowski, Commissioners
McDowell, Clyburn, Rosenworcel and Pai. Separate statements issued by Commissioners Rosenworcel and
For further information, contact Jennifer A, Manner, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security
Bureau at (202) 418-3619 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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