Holder makes pitch for public safety network

Juliana Gruenwald | National Journal | August 30, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder made another pitch Tuesday for setting aside airwaves for emergency services. Police and fire chiefs and other public safety officials have been pushing Congress to pass a Senate Commerce bill that would reallocate a chunk of spectrum known as the D-block to public safety for their network and authorize funding to build it.

Telecommunications mostly held up during Hurricane Irene Saturday and Sunday, even if power grids didn't. But a quake last week caused wireless congestion. Holder mentioned both....