Sprint Nextel announced the creation of a three-person public-safety advisory board that is designed to provide the wireless carrier with additional insight into the views of public-safety licensees participating in the rebanding of 800 MHz spectrum (see column on page 30).

“What we hope to do with this is create another communication channel between Sprint Nextel and the public-safety community,” Sprint Nextel spokesman Tim O'Regan said. “What's important here is that they get to use their own membership, so they might feel a little more comfortable sharing critical information that can come directly to Sprint Nextel from these three gentlemen.”

Advisory board members are Stephen Browne of Denver, David Seidel of San Bernardino, Calif., and Charles Werner of Charlottesville, Va.