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A new wireless network developed exclusively for the city's emergency services is online and giving first responders access to new crime-fighting gadgets.
Also, new solar-powered call boxes can link to the 911 system even when cellular and landline phone service is knocked out. Those boxes are currently being tested on Randall's Island.
Originally posted by tristar
What is not mentioned is where this is housed, but i guess you all know how has the tech hardware to access and support such a high flow of data in real time. No Such Agency.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by stumason
In fact, it would appear this is managed by Northrop Grumman (who also have similiar contracts in the UK for Police and Emergency services) alongside "technology partners", such as IPWireless.
No NSA here...
4 September, 1997
A judge has lambasted BT for revealing detailed information about top secret high capacity cables feeding phone and other messages to and from a Yorkshire monitoring base. BT admitted this week that they have connected three digital optical fibre cables - capable of carrying more than 100,000 telephone calls at once - to the American intelligence base at Menwith Hill, near Harrogate.
Menwith Hill is run by the US National Security Agency (NSA), which monitors the world's communication for US intelligence. NSA acknowledges that "the Hill" is the largest electronic monitoring station in the world. Over 1,200 US civilians and servicemen work round the clock at the base, intercepting and analysing communications mainly from Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
During the 1970s and 1980s, almost all Britain's long-distance telephone calls were carried on the microwave network of which Hunters Stones is part. The existence of the cables connecting the network to Menwith Hill has been known since 1980, but the authorities have always refused to comment. BT now claims that the cables were connected directly to the United States via undersea cable, and did not link to other parts of the British system.