OEC Outreach Clips: NPSTC Urges Separate 700 MHz Broadband, Narrowband Operations, Source Mission Critical Communications

The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) released a position paper against mixing 700 MHz public-safety broadband and narrowband operations in the same spectrum. The council said “doing so can negatively impact both public-safety communications reliability and interoperability.” Some jurisdictions have expressed potential interest in converting the 700 MHz narrowband spectrum to broadband use, NPSTC said. This would result in a mix of narrowband and broadband operations across different jurisdictions in the same block of 700 MHz band spectrum. NPSTC Urges Separate 700 MHz Broadband, Narrowband Operations