S. 1040 (112th): Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011


May 19, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 19, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Lieberman

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: May 19, 2011
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to enhance public safety by making more spectrum available to public safety entities, to facilitate the development of a public safety broadband network, to provide standards for the spectrum needs of public safety entities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/19/2011--Introduced.Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to increase the electromagnetic spectrum allocation for public safety services by 10 megahertz and reduce such ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 19, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1040”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 607 (Related)
Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2011

H.R. 2482 (Related)
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2011

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