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Lee County officials consider communication system upgrades

Lee County leaders listen to Motorola officials about possible upgrades to their communications system. (Source:WALB) Lee County leaders listen to Motorola officials about possible upgrades to their communications system. (Source:WALB)
The estimated cost of the upgrades is more than 1-million dollars. (Source:WALB) The estimated cost of the upgrades is more than 1-million dollars. (Source:WALB)
Motorola officials present information on upgrades to the Lee County Board of Commissioners. (Source:WALB) Motorola officials present information on upgrades to the Lee County Board of Commissioners. (Source:WALB)
Rick Muggridge, Lee County Chairman (Source:WALB) Rick Muggridge, Lee County Chairman (Source:WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County officials are looking to possibly upgrade their communications systems.

Tuesday, they held a special called meeting about upgrades to their EMS radio systems.
They now share a system with Albany and Thomasville and need to upgrade their software.
Commissioners are now working to decide if they can afford the upgrade with Motorola to give them a slightly stronger signal.

"There won't be a significant change in functionality,” said Rick Muggridge, Lee County Chairman. “We'll just gain a much greater reliability. We'll retain the technical support that we've enjoyed for the last several years.”

The estimated cost of the upgrades is more than 1-milllion dollars.
No word on when commissioners will vote on the decision.

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