ALMR provides communication infrastructure in support of emergency first responders i.e. police, fire, and Emergency Medical Services. By law these agencies are required to communicate via LMR in a specified spectrum range and are “dispatch centric,” meaning they provide the capability for communication from one (dispatch) to many (field units). Radio sites with antennas would still be required to broadcast the signal to the radios carried by the first responders. Additionally, satellite connectivity for day-to-day operations would be considerably more expensive than the current microwave technology to deploy and operate.