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FirstNet Seeks Comment on Design of Nationwide Wireless Broadband Public Safety Network

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created a new independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce, the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet), and charged it with constructing and operating a nationwide public safety broadband network.  The legislation also budgeted $7 billion of spectrum-auction revenue to fund the new network – an