County to upgrade 911 fiber network

Lawrence County, PA, is upgrading its public safety communications to enable better communication between Lawrence and Mercer counties. The county commissioners approved a contract of $155,274 with Mission Critical Partners, LLC to oversee its fiber network project. The upgrades "will enhance the existing fiber network for the delivery, processing and dispatching of 911 calls through the region's shared-call handling, computer-aided dispatch and radio systems."

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