Federal funding has been suspended for a special communications network Charlotte officials had hoped to use for emergency and police communications during the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

City officials say they've got a backup plan, and don't expect emergency communications to suffer during the convention.

The funds were part of a grant that would have provided a wireless broadband network for police and other emergency personnel in Mecklenburg County, said Chuck Robinson, the city's director of business support services.

Read the full Charlotte Observer story.

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