AT&T Statement on Public Safety Legislation

April 21, 2010, Washington, DC

Late yesterday, Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY) introduced the “Broadband for First Responders Act of 2010,” legislation that would require the Federal Communications Commission to make more spectrum available for public safety broadband communications.  The following statement may be attributed to AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone:

“AT&T has long supported the goal of creating a national interoperable public safety network so public safety officials have seamless voice and data communications during emergencies.  As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Congressman King has been a tireless supporter for the public safety community.  We appreciate his efforts to provide the FCC with the authority it needs to reallocate sufficient spectrum so first responders will have the resources they need to keep the public safe.”