Open Infrastructure for a Nationwide Emergency Services Network

Open Infrastructure for a Nationwide Emergency Services Network

Mark Gaynor (Boston University, USA), Scott Brander (Harvard University, USA), Alan Pearce (Information Age Economics, USA) and Ken Post (Alert Systems Inc., USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jiscrm.2009040103
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The article suggests and supports a public policy in which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should seize a unique opportunity to resolve some of the nation’s critical communications problems in times of crises with the allocation of a portion of the spectrum at 700 MHz for the deployment of a nationwide interoperable emergency broadband wireless network built by a public-private partnership. It then presents a convincing theoretical model that advocates that an open and/or neutral, as opposed to a closed, network will add greater efficiency, greater choice, while advancing public safety along with the deployment of new and valuable technologies, applications and services.

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