Ofcom has updated the schedule for the introduction of Administered Incentive Pricing for radio spectrum used by a variety of services, including the RNLI and mountain-rescue services, having received a deluge of comments on the original proposal. By the end of October, when the consultation ended, Ofcom had accumulated an …
In the civilised world, Mountain Rescue and other such services, are funded by the government even if the people themselves are volunteers. And this applies to the provision and co-ordination of radio spectrum and technology.
Of course, in the UK, your emergency services struggle to communicate within themselves (just ask Mr Menezes' family) so it's probably not worth the effort of trying to implement a system that would allow them all to talk to one another.
If 634 respondents is 'unprecedented' it's scarcely surprising that Ofcom gets away with making such dreadful decisions.
Nothing quite like taxing the air we breath now...
I Love Ofcom, they find new and innovative ways to screw me each week.
(Anonymous: because they really do shaft me that much.)
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