Public safety groups support 2013 communications modernization
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
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Wireless broadband technologies make life safer for citizens and our first responders who courageously step into harm’s way.
Police officers use wireless broadband technology to run facial recognition checks on suspects, process fingerprints, and share photos and videos.
Ambulances are equipped with wireless broadband technology that sends critical vital statistics ahead to emergency room doctors, saving critical minutes when life hangs in the balance.
Soon, wireless broadband technology will let fire commanders in the field receive real-time thermal imaging information so they can observe how fires are changing and moving
That’s why the state’s leading public safety organizations ― the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association and the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association ― joined the Illinois Partnership for the New Economy & Jobs to support a modern communications law in Illinois.
Remarkably, Illinois’ communications law still requires some companies to invest in 100-year-old technology, diverting limited resources from new broadband networks.
In 2013, the state should adopt a modern communications law to attract more private investment in the broadband networks that help make Illinois safer.
To learn more, visit Illinois.att.com