Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports.
On February 22, President Barack Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 into law. The bill provides a variety of benefits to help middle class Americans, including Medicare payment extensions, social security payroll tax cuts, extension of job incentives to small businesses, as well as moving some public safety radio systems to a new broadcast spectrum (one that has yet to be defined).
In the same month that President Obama signed this bill into law, the Lancaster County, Penn., Board of Commissioners voted to negotiate with ARINC to build a new radio system on a television communications band (T-band). The new bill threatens this project, as it has created an incentive auction of the broadcast TV spectrum. Despite the possibility that this project, and 800 like it across the country, are put in jeopardy, Lancaster County’s public safety radio communications consultant from MWF Enterprises does not see this as a problem.
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