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PamGH August 11th, 2016 3:31am

The gvrnmt is building an obsolete $47B network in response to 9/11. It is a high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network for public safety. They haven't even awarded a contract yet. advances in cellphone technology have made this obsolete.

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08/11/16 11:47 am

It's incredible how the government manages to waste our hard earned tax dollars.

rons Thanks America
08/11/16 5:29 am

Pissing money away is their forte.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
08/10/16 11:02 pm

Our government's priorities are screwed up almost beyond belief. Extreme overreaction to 911, but nothing spent to harden our electrical infrastructure against an EMP event, which would cost a relative pittance in comparison. An EMP could knock out our nation's electrical/electronic grid for years and result in up to 90% fatalities.

08/10/16 10:51 pm

I am not sure cell phones have made this obsolete in totality. Having been around areas when things have gone horribly wrong, cell phones were quite useless do to the towers being unable to handle the load. In one case, HAM radio ops filled in gaps.

allswel Minnesota
08/11/16 7:31 am

Cell phones were useless for emergency communication.

Yes, they need to be researching and developing an alternative communication network in case of national emergency.

08/11/16 11:46 am

First responders have dedicated bandwidth. It would be easier to make a solution which cancelled all ordinary calls when the system detected first responders created a lot of traffic.

08/11/16 11:49 am

Maybe easier,but is that better? How does the system know that a cell call is "ordinary" or relayed to the incident at hand?

08/11/16 11:50 am

If you're not calling 911 it's not important at this minute.

08/11/16 11:52 am

Never been around a bad situation have you? At times there are others that need to be contacted that are just as important

allswel Minnesota
08/11/16 12:09 pm

First Responders dedicated bandwidths did not work well. The disaster was so widespread that they were on different bandwidths. Bandwidths also were overloaded.