Henry County approves LTE connectivity for public safety radios

Photo of cell tower in McDonough
Public safety radios will be able to connect to the Verizon Wireless LTE network. (staff photo)

The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Harris Corporation to provide increased coverage for public safety radios through the implementation of LTE coverage. The new module will allow public safety personnel to utilize the Verizon cellular network for communications when outside of the existing radio coverage.

Public safety personnel travel outside of Henry County on a frequent basis to provide mutual aid with other jurisdictions and transport medical patients to other area hospitals.

The installation costs totaling $924,595.00 are paid for with SPLOST IV funds. Remaining dollars in the public safety radio system upgrade are being utilized to fund the project.

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2 Comments

  1. where did the funds come from if it is not on the SPLOST IV list.

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    To: meskofam@charter.net Cc: Sent: Tuesday May 7 2019 12:15:26PM Subject: [New post] Henry County approves LTE connectivity for public safety radios

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    Clayton posted: ” The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Harris Corporation to provide increased coverage for public safety radios through the implementation of LTE coverage. The new module will allow public safety personnel to utilize the Veriz”

    • The SPLOST IV program included funds for public safety radio replacement and upgrades. This project is a continuation of those upgrades.

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