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Florida tower approval ends dueling engineers, begins life-saving communications network

May 8, 2019


Broward County Florida Commissioners yesterday approved a 325-foot communications tower in West Lake Park in Hollywood, a controversial site required to complete a new $59.5 million network awarded to Motorola Systems that is expected to be up and running by year’s end.

County officials have been criticized for not moving faster to replace the county’s old and overloaded system that reached capacity in 2001 — a network that was crippled during the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting in 2017 and the Parkland school shooting last year.

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