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Pierce Transit and Pierce County invested over $44M into the Single County Wide Communications System (SCWCS) infrastructure. In order to comply with the state law that prohibits gifting of public funds, the CCN Executive Board adopted a one-time activation fee to recover the initial investment.
No. Public safety/first responder customers will not be required to pay the activation fee.
Yes. As more customers come onto the network, the subscriber rate will decrease for all customers.
No. Only non-public safety agencies will be required to pay the activation fee.
New customers can negotiate the terms for this fee. Options include payment over time or payment in full at contract execution.
No, First Responders and Pierce Transit will always have priority on the system.
Determining the actual system capacity is a complex process as each customer’s operational requirements, talk groups, etc. are unique and have differing impacts on the available capacity of the SCWCS. The calculation was developed using a standard method averaging capacity usage at peak times.