A Secondary Broadband Provider for Public Safety
Source: Carnegie Mellon University
A first responder may have multiple wireless communications systems to choose from. At least one system must provide service of sufficient quality and availability for mission-critical voice communications during emergencies. The author has referred to this as the primary system. In addition, that first responder can benefit greatly from access to a variety of other systems that the author has referred to as secondary. This white paper will briefly summarize some of the advantages of secondary systems in general, and secondary systems providing broadband services in particular.