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Columbia and Montour counties join new Pennsylvania Statewide P25 Radio Network

Columbia and Montour counties join new Pennsylvania Statewide P25 Radio Network

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The Columbia and Montour Counties 9-1-1 Center, operating as the East Central Emergency Network (ECEN), has announced its cutover to the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet), the commonwealth’s state-of-the-art Project 25 (P25) radio network for public safety and emergency response communications. The network was built and is maintained by Motorola Solutions, which operates over 1,100 standards-based public safety networks in North America.

“Our relationship with Motorola Solutions spans many years, as we’ve worked to establish a modern, affordable and comprehensive mission-critical radio network for emergency operations,” said Jeremy Brown, Director, ECEN. “Our investment in land mobile radio, paired with the dedication of our local teams – including our 9-1-1 team, first responders, Montrose Broadcasting (WPGM) and Capital Area Communications – has made it possible for us to join PA-STARNet in an efficient and cost-effective way, so our communities can realize the benefits of more reliable and collaborative public safety communications.”

“The Columbia and Montour Counties 9-1-1 Center merger was one of the first in the commonwealth, which saved the local taxpayers millions of dollars,” said Ken Holdren, Commissioner, Montour County. “Broadening the partnership to include the PA-STARNet radio system continues this effort by enhancing the quality of service in the most cost-effective way.”

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