Augusta`s current radio system utilizes technology that is over eighteen (18) years old. In addition to aging technology and infrastructure the system is also not owned by Augusta. Each subscriber pays a monthly fee for system use. Our existing radio system accesses a server located in Columbia, South Carolina, which supports approximately 22,000 subscribers from other Law Enforcement agencies throughout South Carolina. Due to Augusta`s growth in size and our increasing need to utilize leading edge technology, purchasing our own system is the best path forward. By purchasing our own system and not paying monthly access fees Augusta can make decisions and implement technology based on what is best for the City of Augusta and our radio users.