$38M Emergency Comms System Upgrade Approved In Delaware County

  • Source: Marple Newtown Patch
  • Published: 08/19/2022 12:00 AM

Delaware County's first responders are getting a major upgrade to their communication network thanks to the county council. Delaware County Council unanimously approved funding for the necessary upgrade of the County's emergency communications system Wednesday. With this first major radio upgrade since the 1970s, the county will deploy new, higher frequency radios, expand the coverage area, and increase reliability and coordination among first responders. The three-year upgrade, which includes moving the county's system to a 700 MHz radio spectrum and the purchase of 3,700 new radios, will increase the ability of various agencies to communicate and work together. The upgrade will cost approximately $38 million, a significant discount below the initial estimate.


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