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LA-RICS Radio System Construction Update

Drill rigs and concrete trucks crawl up mountaintops at the break of dawn, forming silhouettes along LA basin and northern desert hillsides. Delivery trucks loaded with tower steel and heavy earth moving machinery mark the start of 2018 in grandiose fashion for the Land … Continue reading

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LA-RICS Approves Deal with AT&T on Potential Transfer of Region’s Public-Safety LTE Network

Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) board members approved an agreement that would transfer the LA-RICS public-safety LTE assets to AT&T, so they can be integrated into the FirstNet system if California Gov. Jerry Brown makes an “opt-in” decision. LA-RICS Executive Director Scott … Continue reading

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UCLA Partners with LA-RICS on Ambulance for Stroke Victims

UCLA partnered with Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) to launch a program that delivers time-sensitive treatment to stroke victims. As part of the first phase of a pilot program, the specialized ambulance unit and … Continue reading

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Barrett Communications – New Emergency Communications System For Los Angeles

SCMA member Glen Rothstein (LA-145, KK6OTP) shares the following article from Your Communication News: America’s largest emergency data communications system passed its first key test at the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. Mr Pat … Continue reading

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City of Los Angeles Ends LA-RICS Membership, Plans to Build Own LMR System

Los Angeles City Council members voted unanimously November 18th to opt out of its membership the the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS), citing potential cost advantages by taking the action and plans to deploy a new city-owned land-mobile-radio (LMR) … Continue reading

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LA-RICS LTE Network On Track to Meet Sept 30 Deadline

The much-anticipated public-safety LTE network being deployed by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) is on track to be completed by next week’s federal deadline, and the new system should be operational by the end of the year, … Continue reading

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Bell Gardens Opts Out of County Emergency System

Bell Gardens has joined a growing list of municipalities opting to not buy into a new countywide emergency radio network being built under a plan approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “As more and more cities withdrew … Continue reading

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LA City Council Approves Police Sites for New LA-RICS LTE Plan

Los Angeles City Council members voted to approve the use of 19 city-owned police stations as the location of cell sites for the amended Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE proposal. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration … Continue reading

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NTIA Suspends Further Construction on LA-RICS Public-Safety LTE Project

Construction on the public-safety LTE system being built by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) has been suspended, according to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which administers the federal grant funding most of the project. “Given the … Continue reading

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LA-RICS public-safety LTE project in peril after LA City Council votes to stop construction

Los Angeles City Council members yesterday unanimously voted to halt construction of Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE cell sites in the city—a move that could undermine the largest first-responder broadband project in the country, according to several … Continue reading

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