Want Better Public Safety Networking in America? Commercialize It

September 15, 2011

Joshua Topolsky, former editor of the Engadget blog, wants to nationalize cellular networks because their technical history bothers him. America’s mobile networks are actually ahead of the rest of the world in the transition to LTE and our per-minute cell phone usage prices have long been among the lowest in the world. Our actual problems with wireless are a shortage of spectrum for multi-purpose networks and a hodge-podge of incompatible public safety networks. Transitioning government networks to commercial standards solves both problems.