445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Dear Chairman Martin,
In these reply comments, I am writing to express support for the principles set forth in Cyren Call
Communications' proposal to create a Public Safety Broadband Trust and allocate 30 MHz in the
upper 700 MHz band for building and maintaining a nationwide broadband network for public safety.
America's first responders and others directly involved with protecting our homeland deserve
sufficient spectrum combined with innovative funding methods to have access to the most advanced
wireless communications services and technology.
While the overwhelming majority of comments filed in support of Cyren Call's proposal, several
commercial interests and industry groups, predictably, filed opposing comments. In reply to those
who are obviously more concerned with maintaining the status quo than advocating for badly-needed
change to better equip those who keep this country safe. I would like to add my voice to the more
than 1200 others who are urging Congress to pass legislation early in the First Session of the 110th
Congress to enable the creation of a Public Safety Broadband Trust. I urge the FCC Commissioners
and other decision-makers in Washington, D.C. to fulfill their obligation to act in the public interest.
Time is of the essence and if action is not taken quickly, the frequencies will be auctioned in early
2008 for commercial purposes and this opportunity will be lost forever. This is unacceptable.
The Public Safety Broadband Trust will provide public safety with critical, additional spectrum, while
also preserving the ability of commercial carriers to both operate on this spectrum and/or participate
in the auction of the remaining 30 MHz in the 700 MHz band.
Please prioritize public safety by creating a Public Safety Broadband Trust and providing it with the
spectral assets needed for advanced public safety communications. Public safety deserves the same
communications tools that we take for granted on a daily basis with our personal cell phones. As a
nation, we need to make it a priority to provide our first responders with the most robust capabilities in
which to protect life and property.
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Spring, TX 77388
Senator Kay Hutchison
Senator John Cornyn
Representative Michael McCaul