Springfield Receives $2 Million for High Speed Network
SPRINGFIELD, MA(wfcr) -
Springfield is getting $2 million towards a high-speed internet network, which city leaders say will be used primarily for crime-fighting. The gift comes from the Springfield media and telecommunications group, a nonprofit created with money that the comcast cable company put aside as part of its contract with Springfield. City leaders say the wireless network, to be called spring net, will be used to operate new surveillance cameras, and starting early next year, it will help operate a gun shot detection system. the system is designed to send instantaneous information to the police about where and when a gun is fired. police commissioner Edward Flynn says that's critical in crimes without cooperative witnesses.