Public Safety

Broadband can enable a system where first responders nationwide can communicate with each other via public safety wireless communication devices.
For example, a firefighter arriving at a scene could instantly check police communications and data transmissions such as building maps with a PDA or laptop—possibilities not currently available with just radios.
In addition, the state has signed a $14.2 million contract that will allow nearly a dozen criminal justice agencies in Connecticut to share information. Broadband could enable the real-time tracking of offenders and maintain accurate and reliable information that further promotes public safety.