FirstNet is extending its ability to negotiate a spectrum lease deal with Texas to Nov. 26 -- the second time it has pushed back a deadline for agreement. Both sides say progress has been made in talks to use Band 14 700 MHz airwaves for development of the nationwide broadband network for first responders. "It would be a shame, if we just ... stand still for the next two years and nothing gets done. I think FirstNet sees it that way, as well," said Bob Schassler, senior vice president of government solutions for Motorola Solutions, which is the vendor for the Harris County LTE network.

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