Leland goes wireless
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Leland town officials cut the cord today making way for a new wireless network throughout the community.

The Opterics wireless network is stronger than regular WiFi and can handle more data. The high speed wireless coverage will be available everywhere in Leland and some parts of Belville.

With the new network Leland Police will be able to view traffic cameras and surveillance monitors and access a complete records database.

"All of the things that they're able to do at the headquarters building on a desktop, we wanted to move that into the vehicles, so that while they're on mobile patrol, they can spend more time in the community," Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne said.

Right now the wireless network is only for police and town officials. Leland plans to roll out phase two for residents and businesses next month.

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Instead of sitting in the patrol cars playing solitaire, now they can play World of Warcraft.

So now the police can surf the web while at work?