January 10, 2012: Narrowband Radio Implementation


A testifier from Community Legal Services talks about how programs aimed at putting Pennsylvanians back to work were cut in Gov. Corbett's state budget.

Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, asks a question regarding costs associated with making changes to narrowband radio.

Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny, asks a question about the number of unionized service workers in Pennsylvania's large cities.

A testifier explains the federal mandate that counties and local responders need to convert to a narrowband format by January 2013 to Rep. Kevin Murphy, D-Luzerne, a member of the House Democratic Policy Committee.


House Labor Relations Committee Chairman Bill Keller, who co-chaired the HDPC hearing on jobs, asks a question regarding job growth in the Commonwealth.

Emergency management specialists testified about the potential fines they’ll incur if they do not comply with the narrowband mandate on time.

A representative from the Philadelphia AFL-CIO speaks about the union's national plan to spur job growth in the U.S.

Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny, who co-chaired the Policy Committee hearing about narrowband radio, plans to introduce a resolution urging the FCC to give counties more time to comply.