March 12, 2001
Cell phones drown out police radios
Author: JT Smith
From USA Today: "The once-dependable police radio is literally being drowned out by a torrent of information-age services, such as wireless phones and instant messaging, that have made mobile communications available to millions of Americans. Even as police, fire and emergency medical services upgrade to pricey new radio systems, dozens of agencies â including those in Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Denver; and Miami â face increasing interference from more powerful commercial wireless services."