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FCC group meets to discuss public safety

Working group plans and processes are key items on the agenda Tuesday for the first meeting of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) advisory group on public safety communications. 

"This afternoon the work of the committee truly gets under way," said Amy Levine, special counsel to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. 

"Few things are more important than ensuring that public safety has access to a nationwide interoperable broadband network," she said.

The working group is comprised of public safety officials from across the country, along with industry representatives from equipment makers and phone service providers.