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Lt. Governor Jari Askins to Demonstrate New Radio Communications Capabilities in Coweta

Oklahoma Lt. Governor Jari Askins will speak to first responders in Coweta today acknowledging their participation in the recent expansion of the statewide 800 MHz communications system into the area. The expansion, spear-headed by the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS), is part of the final phase of the “I-44 Corridor” project making communication possible among public safety agencies located along Interstate 44 from Texas to Missouri. The Lt. Governor will be joined by Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Kerry Pettingill and together, they will demonstrate the new capability by communicating with agencies in Lawton, Oklahoma City, Miami, and Tulsa. more



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