First 911 systems in the U.S. are established.
Congress passes EMS Act.
FCC dedicates 6 MHz of 800 MHz spectrum for public safety.
Project 25 conducts its first meeting.
FCC allows unused TV Channels 14-20 to be used for land mobile communications in certain markets.
Congress passes law dedicating 24 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum to public safety.
Terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 refocus the nation on public-safety issues, including communications.
FCC approves narrowbanding rules requiring systems between 150 and 512 MHz to operate on 12.5 KHz channels.
FCC approves rules for the reconfiguration of the 800 MHz band.
FCC approves rules for 700 MHz spectrum, creating narrowband and broadband portions for public safety.