NSA Statement on FCC Vote Regarding V2X Spectrum

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Alexandria, VA – The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote yesterday on a Report and Order which would give away more than half of the spectrum reserved for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies:

“America’s sheriffs stand with the numerous first responder organizations who are distressed by the FCC’s move to reduce the spectrum available for V2X technologies,” said NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson. “These technologies have proven to help law enforcement save lives. Deputies and officers are on the front line of responding to automobile crashes and know firsthand the human cost of these incidents. At a time when first responders continue to be in danger of being struck by vehicles when conducting traffic stops or responding to emergencies, it seems unthinkable that the FCC would undermine a transportation safety tool which shows such promise to reverse that trend. To prioritize faster internet service over reducing the number of these fatalities on American roads is irresponsible.”

About the National Sheriffs’ Association:
The National Sheriffs’ Association is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the U.S., representing more than 3,000 elected Sheriffs across the nation, and with a total membership of more than 14,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among Sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice. Throughout its seventy-nine-year history, NSA has also served as an information resource for all law enforcement, as well as State governments and the Federal government.