How will the outcome of the federal elections impact public safety's broadband network?

The D Block and $7 billion will remain in public safety's hands, but the budget deficit will make it tougher to get the additional funding that will be needed to continue the buildout
55% (28 votes)
Nothing really changed, on Capitol Hill or Pennsylvania Ave., so no impact
25% (13 votes)
Given the budget deficit, House Republicans will try reduce the $7 billion in funding, but there won't be enough votes in the Democrat-controlled Senate to enact new legislation
10% (5 votes)
Congress, given the budget deficit, will enact legislation that reduces the funding authorization — but President Obama will veto it
6% (3 votes)
Congress and the President reach budgetary agreement and find billions more dollars for public-safety LTE network
4% (2 votes)
Total voters: 51

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Anonymous
on Nov 9, 2012

Public safety communications should remain a local government concern. Placing more control in the hands of the federal government always diminishes local authority. All funding comes with strings!

Anonymous
on Nov 20, 2012

Local government cannot build an interstate network, it takes federal dollars and federal oversight. Would you want the state/county/city next door to have control over your network?

Anonymous
on Nov 9, 2012

The whole thing will depend on the handling
Of the fiscal cliff. I think budget cuts will be unavoidable.

Anonymous
on Nov 9, 2012

The economy is not getting better, overall revenues (even with tax increases) will drop, and our government will go deeper into the hole.

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2012

The correct response was not available above, nothing has really changed, but with the fiscal cliff fast approaching and the government not responding we will most likely now find our country bankrupt and funding for the D block buildout will be the very least of our worries.

Anonymous
on Nov 13, 2012

right on the money!

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