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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Emergency Radio Narrowbanding To Cost Millions

Bucks facing costly radio revisions

The "narrowbanding" deadline is four years away, but county officials will hire a consultant soon so they can start planning for the project, which could cost $35 million to $45 million.

Years ago police officers hit the beat with only handheld radios to connect them with the station. Today, most emergency responders have not only portable radios, but also cell phones and laptop computers installed in their vehicles.

To make room for all that technology on the airwaves, the federal government says all police, fire and emergency rescue squads must update their communications capabilities by 2013.More...

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

See and EMA Potter CO. denies narrowbanding...It is required in the next 4yrs...

Anonymous said...

Potter county EMA has never denied narrowbanding, matter of fact they have been anticipating it for years and are pretty much ready for when it will be implemented.

Anonymous said...

Ok What ever!!!