Canada Holds Engagements on Public-Safety Broadband Network
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Comments

The Government of Canada, through a newly created federal Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) task team, is engaging with diverse stakeholders on implementation models for a potential PSBN.

This process is underway and will continue through the fall. Feedback received from this targeted stakeholder engagement will allow the government of Canada to better understand the potential benefits of a PSBN and will support decision-making moving forward.

The potential deployment of a PSBN network requires collaboration between multiple sectors including federal, provincial and territorial authorities; police, paramedics and firefighters; municipalities; commercial carriers, telecommunications sector and related equipment providers; critical infrastructure operators; representatives from rural and remote communities; indigenous community representatives; academia; and international public-safety counterparts.

The targeted engagement will focus on common or unique elements that would need to be considered for a variety of potential implementation models, such as existing capabilities and innovative solutions, technical/security requirements, public-safety user requirements, infrastructure, spectrum licensing conditions and efficient use of spectrum, governance, costs and revenue sources.

The federal task team can be contacted at ps.interoperability-interoperabilite.sp@canada.ca.

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