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FCC to host First Responders Summit-0317

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) will host the First Responders Summit: Interoperable and Reliable Public Safety Communications on Friday, April 20, 2007, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Commission Meeting Room.

The summit will include expert panel discussions led by representatives from the public safety community, the communications industry and government. In addition, the summit will close with an open roundtable forum for participants to raise key issues related to emergency preparedness and response.

The agenda will include three expert panel discussions:

  • Panel One: Government Agencies and Public Safety Initiatives;
  • Panel Two: Transition from Legacy to Future Architectures — Integration of Current Systems into IP-based Networks, Radio Bridging;
  • Panel Three: Beyond Voice — Broadband Applications for First Responders.

An official summit agenda will be released by the PSHSB. The summit will be open to the public; however, admittance will be limited to the seating available. A live audiocast will be available on the FCC’s Web site.

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