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Sprint Nextel seeks US government aid for $2 billion network plan

According to reports, the proposed model is based on the use of 100 satellite-based light tucks and around 100,000 mobile handsets or equipment at nearly 40 pre-selected sites, to respond to emergencies.

The proposed public safety network plan could create more than 400 permanent jobs and a number of supporting jobs, according to Reuters.

MSN Money has quoted Sprint’s spokesman Scott Sloat as saying: Given public safety’s reliance on our push-to-talk technology and our experience dealing with disasters and things like that, our iDEN network would probably be a viable network for this to run on. We’re not saying it has to be that, but it is a potential option. That’s up to the government to decide.

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