WYDOT requests $9.8M for WyoLink maintenance

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N5TWB

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That's the trouble with using fedgov grants for the initial build-out then discovering the on-going costs to keep it functional. Maintenance costs generally can't be grant-funded.
 

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Talk about taken by a vendor. You think they would have sent there techs to the Motorola school to be trained to do there own work. That would bring the costs down some...???
 

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Unfortunately most government agencies like to see a fixed expense for maintainence, sending employees to Motorola tech training means they still will have to pay an employee and overtime which can be a variable expense. Motorola just sends them a monthly bill, they know what is costs ahead of time. I don't agree with it, since it is better to have your own running and maintaining a system, but it's just the nature of the beast with politics. BTW what is the upgrade, P-25? If so then they wouldn't be tied to mother M for end user equipment, which could be a saving in the long run.
 

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One good thing is that Wyo has a lot of $$$ compared to Colo because of all the oil drilling & nat gas activities they have going on.
 
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