Verizon: FCC Actions A Positive Step For Future Of Broadband

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Senior Vice President Federal Regulatory Affairs Kathleen Grillo said today’s efforts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure the 700 MHz spectrum is cleared for new commercial and public safety uses is a positive step for the future of broadband.

Grillo made the following statement:

“Verizon appreciates the Commission’s resolve to clear the 700 MHz spectrum. That spectrum is vitally important to the development of new broadband services that will bring tremendous benefits to the public including advanced communications services for first responders.”

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