New Communication System on the Way for West Texas

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A new communication system will soon tower above West Texas.

The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, and local law enforcement agencies are upgrading radio technology so they can respond to emergencies more efficiently.

Right now, they're working on environmental tests for the long distance mobile communication network, but local homeland security authorities say it will run into the millions of dollars.

The upgrades will continue into 2015.