Solving 800 MHz Radio Interference: A Win For All

Over the past year, I have been a staunch advocate of a plan to eliminate a serious radio interference problem that has plagued public safety for more than 5 years.

The power of the news media cannot be ignored. Many thanks must go to the reporters, especially those in the wireless media section. So many times, the accurate reporting and journalism kept the playing field even and honest. Without this reporting, public safety would have been at a significant disadvantage.

As we move into the final days, it is also important to extend an olive branch to those organizations, companies and individuals and send thanks for changing their positions to one of support to the FCC Order, which ultimately eliminates unnecessary and dangerous delays that may have otherwise occurred through legal challenges.

Lastly, FCC Chairman Michael Powell and FCC Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin and Adelstein must be recognized for a final decision that was unanimous, bipartisan which resulted in a Win-Win-Win decision. Their collective decision resulted in a plan that truly met the test of "Truth, Justice and the American Way" and will have an everlasting affect on public safety radio communications.