Frontline Wireless, L.L.C., unveiled plans this week to bid in the FCC’s auction of commercial 700 MHz spectrum to be reclaimed from analog television broadcasters, declaring that, if it wins enough channels adjacent to those reserved for public safety entities, it would create a national broadband network on which public safety agencies would be granted priority access in the event of an emergency. The Company, a start-up venture chaired by former National Telecommunications and Information Administration Director Janice Obuchowski and whose vice-chairman is former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, outlined its plans in a filing with the FCC. The filing urges the agency to designate a 12 MHz swath of commercial 700 MHz band spectrum for a nationwide, open access broadband network that would be integrated with adjacent public safety channels. Although Frontline’s planned network would resemble one proposed previously by Cyren Call, the Frontline network—unlike Cyren Call’s— would not require an act of Congress to come to fruition. (After having its proposal rejected by the FCC, Cyren Call has pushed for legislation that would allocate a portion of the 700 MHz channels for its use.) Noting that its plan would allow the FCC to proceed with auctions as scheduled, Frontline asserted that auctionable channels designated for its proposed network should be awarded to a commercial wireless entity that would build the network and that would grant priority access to public safety entities during an emergency. As such, Obuchowski told the FCC, “through a true public safety-commercial partnership, Frontline’s plan provides a solution to the still-unresolved hurdles to interoperable communications faced by first responders, including the continued need for more spectrum.”