The Clanton (Ala.) Police Department has selected push-to-talk service from SouthernLINC Wireless to achieve compliance with the Federal Communications Commission's narrowbanding mandate.

Faced with limited time and a projected expenditure of more than a half-million dollars in order to bring his department's outdated, conventional radio system into compliance with this FCC mandate, Clanton Police Department Chief Brian Stilwell was at a communications and financial crossroads.

The SouthernLINC Wireless sales team put together a proposal to transfer the Clanton Police Department's primary dispatch operations from its wideband radio system to the SouthernLINC Wireless network.
After receiving the city council's approval for the full migration to SouthernLINC Wireless, Stilwell acquired a grant to pay for modifications to their 911 call center console and the additional lines of service and equipment.

A SouthernLINC Wireless customer since October 1999, the Clanton Police Department is now exclusively using the carrier's PTT service for all radio communications, which satisfies the FCC narrowbanding directive more than a year in advance of the deadline.