Premier Doug Ford was in Alliston yesterday to announce a large province-wide modernization project of the Public Safety Radio Network.
Frontline emergency responders rely on the network during emergencies to do their jobs.
Ford announced the project will ensure that OPP police officers, paramedics, fire services and support staff, will be able to count on the communications infrastructure and equipment when responding to an emergency call.
The plan is to rebuild telecommunications towers and technology, purchase new consoles and radio equipment for dispatchers, and provide maintenance services for the next 15 years.
The new network is expected to be fully operational by 2023.