Statewide Emergency Wireless Network Killed

There was a plan between the State of New York and a subsidiary of Tyco Electronics to build a wireless network which could be used exclusively by emergency crews (fire, police, ambulence, etc) in the event of an emergency. Choosing a Tyco company seems bad enough to start with, but it now appears that this deal has been killed due to numerous delinquencies on the part of the contractor.

But the article notes also that this move was also in response to the deficit the Governor has seen fit to deal with right now. I still think the timing of our sudden interest in budget cuts and spending reduction is a bit odd, but this seems like the kind of thing we might want to farm out to someone else, not kill outright.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

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About a month or so ago I was walking through the Wegmans parking lot in Penfield and was checking my email on my iPhone.

Up pops the frequent WiFi screen asking if I’d like to join the network “SHERIFF”.

As I look up there is a MC Sheriff’s car right in front of me.

What’s up with that?

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