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WARN: Wireless Accelerated Response Network: Wireless broadband city-wide network serving District of Columbia first responders. Evaluation of broadband technologies and their uses.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $398,200)

The District of Columbia proposes a demonstration to implement a cost-effective, high-speed, wide-area, wireless data network to enable the use of interoperable, broadband, wireless data applications for public safety communications. With this network, first responders will be able to use full-motion, high-resolution video monitoring and other bandwidth-intensive monitoring tools to immediately share time-critical information needed to respond to day-to-day incidents, as well as unique and catastrophic emergency events in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. This demonstration addresses these issues by securing additional spectrum and deploying two spread spectrum technologies, Flash-OFDM and 1XEV-DO, to support a wireless broadband network that enables large data applications and provides a cost-effective, flexible, scalable architecture that is ready to meet present and future data communications needs.

Date Created: September 12, 2004