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Canadian Government Allocates Spectrum and Funding for Public Safety Broadband Network

On 21 April 2015 the Canadian Government announced in its 2015 Budget, under the title of “Protecting Canadians”, the allocation of both spectrum and funding to establish a Public Safety Broadband Network linking this initiative to both “Community Safety” and “Improving Public Safety Communications”.

The Canadian Government will provide an additional 10 MHz of 700 MHz broadband spectrum to the existing 10 MHz allocated for public safety communications providing a total of 20 MHz to enable the creation of a high-speed mobile “Public Safety Broadband Network” dedicated to emergency management.  In addition to spectrum the Government will also provide $3 million over two years starting in 2016–17 to take initial steps to establish the network.

Further information can be found at the following link:

ACMC’s February-March Newsletter is now available


The ACMC’s February-March Newsletter is now available to download from their website.

Inside this issue:

– Early considerations on civil-military responses to emerging diseases

– Workshop Meets Real World Disaster

– Civil-Military-Police Language Guide: Promoting Shared Understanding

– Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 15 – Blue StaffEx

– Recommended Readings

APCO Canada – Wavelength Early Edition 2015

APCO Canada – Wavelength Early Edition 2015

Here is the first 2015 “Wavelength”. This version includes:

  • Success through Social Media By Joel McDonald
  • NG911 Performance Management: Make Sure Your PSAP Gets it Right By Diamond Chaflawee
  • Understanding Public Safety Information Management By Inspector (Ret.) Lance Valcour
  • Response Times in EMS: What the Numbers Really Say By Paul Dixon

Along with other regular articles.

Check out the latest issue of Wavelength here!