Certainly, a strong, unified voice has greater resonance than one that is weak and fractious. But sometimes the strong voice shouts down the weaker voice, particularly when the latter is extolling a course of action that the former finds contrary to its own position. That’s bad.
Public-safety licensees have expressed car-buyer-like frustrations while negotiating 800 MHz rebanding deals with Sprint Nextel. The carrier’s negotiators saw thousands of quotes during Phase I of rebanding and have seen hundreds more in the current phase of negotiations with public-safety entities
This week’s FCC notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) exploring the possibility of a nationwide, public-safety-grade broadband network that uses the 700 MHz spectrum already allocated to public safety is groundbreaking by itself, and its implications promise to impact all wireless operators