Summary: S.2653 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 109-459 (12/22/2006)

Call Home Act of 2006 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to to reduce the cost of calling home for military personnel stationed or deployed outside the United States in support of military operations, training exercises, or other purposes approved by the Secretary of Defense.

Prohibits the FCC from regulating rates in order to carry out this Act.

Amends the Telecommunications Authorization Act of 1992 to repeal current FCC cost reduction authority with respect to personnel stationed or deployed in specified countries.

Requires the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to award at least $1 billion for public safety interoperable communications grants by September 30, 2007.