First Responders Lose Again

March 2009
Wireless Week;3/1/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 20, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the problem of public safety radio interoperability affecting the first responder ranks, and the effort of the state and federal agencies of the U.S. to fix the problem. Due to this problem, most police departments in the U.S. fails to communicate with fire departments or EMS providers at the time of emergencies such as the hurricane Katrina of 2005. Experts state that the $7.2 billion package provided for broadband services has even failed to solve the problem.


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