Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (LA-RICS)

Los Angeles Public Safety Broadband Network: LA-SafetyNet

With over 80 public safety agencies and approximately 34,000 first-responders, and encompassing a sprawling terrain of over 4,060 square miles that approximately 10 million people call home, the Los Angeles region seeks a modern interoperable public safety broadband network that allows multiple agencies to respond to the widest possible variety of emergencies. The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (LA-RICS) is proposing to deploy a 700 MHz public safety mobile broadband network across all of Los Angeles County, featuring almost 300 wireless 700 MHz public safety broadband sites using new and existing infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul rings , and 100-miles of high-capacity fiber backboneThe network would enable computer-aided dispatch, rapid law-enforcement queries, real-time video streaming, medical telemetry and patient tracking, geographic information systems services for first responders, and many other broadband-specific applications.

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