Pending Legislation

Wireless Innovation and Public Safety Act of 2011 - "A bill to provide for the creation of a public safety broadband network, to ensure a more efficient and innovative allocation of the electromagnetic spectrum, to permit the Federal Communications Commission to conduct incentive auctions, and for other purposes."

Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum Act of 2011 - A bill to promote job growth by making available additional spectrum for wireless broadband services, to reduce the deficit, to promote the deployment of a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network, and for other purposes.

Next Generation 9-1-1 Preservation Act of 2010 (HR 4829 / S 3115)

NG9-1-1 Preservation Act Overview

The purpose of this bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced by the Co-Chairs of the E9-1-1 Caucus is to:

  • Focus Federal policies and funding programs to ensure a successful migration to IP-enabled, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems;
  • Ensure technologically advanced 9-1-1 and emergency communications systems are universally available and adequately funded to serve all Americans; and
  • Ensure all 9-1-1 and emergency response organizations have access to high-speed broadband networks, interconnected IP backbones, and innovative services and applications.