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A report unveiled by Vice-President Joe Biden says the measure would boost public safety and accommodate the surge in wireless data traffic. Last week, a Payroll Tax Extension bill passed by Congress included a public safety broadband network provision. The report predicts that use of wireless data will increase 20-fold between 2010 and 2015. The rollout of the new spectrum would be used "to speed wireless communication, and to fulfil a promise made to first responders after 9/11 that they would ha

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