FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

California Public Safety Broadband Network Gets $50.6M Stimulus Grant

September 12, 2010  | 

One of nation's first dedicated public safety broadband networks for police, fire and EMS first responders received a $50.6 million federal stimulus grant for its build out, the California Chronicle reports.

Northern California public safety agencies are cooperating with Motorola as part of the Bay Area Wireless Enhanced Broadband (BayWEB) project, which will provide Bay Area emergency responders with a dedicated and prioritized broadband communications system.

The system will allow public safety personnel to transmit information more quickly and efficiently, during both day-to-day operations and major emergencies. As one example, new broadband applications would enable officers to transmit video images from an accident scene.

It would be one of the first systems to use the 700MHz spectrum vacated by television stations.

Read the full story at CaliforniaChronicle.com.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Justice Department to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking
The Justice Department announced a policy Thursday that will require its law enforcement...
ACLU Fights U.S. Funding for Los Angeles Police Body Cameras
A civil rights group asked the U.S. government on Thursday to deny Los Angeles police the...
Ohio Triple Homicide Suspect Located in New York Using Vigilant Solutions
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Whitehall (Ohio) Police Department used its...
VizuCop Launches New Website Showcasing Law Enforcement Surveillance Systems
VizuCop, an AngelTrax brand of in-car police video, this week launched a new website...
Video: LAPD Officers Begin Wearing Body Cameras
Officers at the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division in the San Fernando...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine