DFW Airport Plans 700 MHz Public-Safety Broadband Network (1/13/12)
Friday, January 13, 2012 | Comments

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) announced plans to build a 700 MHz broadband public-safety system for the airport.

“The DFW broadband system is a fully funded project, is imperative to the safety and security of airport operations, and will be fully interoperable with all other portions of the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) 700 MHz broadband system,” said a letter from DFW’s attorney to TxDPS officials.

TxDPS holds the state’s 700 MHz broadband lease through the Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST). The FCC also awarded the state of Texas a waiver for early buildout of 700 MHz public-safety broadband networks. Harris County, Texas, plans to go live with its public-safety LTE network in July.

“The DFW broadband system is not intended as a substitute for any other network to be built by the state of Texas, but rather to serve the security needs of the DFW Airport,” the letter said. “However, DFW Airport is aware of its obligations under the commission’s rules to construct a system that is fully interoperable with the state of Texas and national networks.”

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