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Groundbreaking ceremony for "DaneCom"


 VERONA (WKOW) -- Dane County is now one step closer to the completion of its new emergency communications network, "DaneCom."

County and municipality leaders participated in a groundbreaking near Verona. That's where one of several radio tower sites will be, to make up the new "DaneCom" system.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi says the new system will increase public safety by allowing emergency responders and public works officials to use one radio network.

"For example, if a Dane County deputy is on a high speed chase down the Beltline, they go through multiple jurisdictions. They will now be able to stay in communication with all of those jurisdictions and all of those jurisdiction will be able to speak to each other," Parisi said.

Thursday night, the Dane County Board will vote on the resolution authorizing Parisi to sign dozens of inter-governmental agreements. They'll come from cities, villages, and towns that will create DaneCom's funding and governing structure. 

Construction on the $18 million project is expected to be complete in 2013.


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