Users wishing to participate in the Consolidated Communications Network of Colorado, Inc. (CCNC)/ Colorado Statewide Digital Trunked Radio System should complete the “COLORADO STATEWIDE DIGITAL TRUNKED RADIO (DTR) SYSTEM INITIAL PARTICIPATION APPLICATION” and either the “COLORADO STATEWIDE DIGITAL TRUNKED RADIO (DTR) SYSTEM PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT” or the “COLORADO STATEWIDE DIGITAL TRUNKED RADIO (DTR) SYSTEM PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT FOR TRIBAL AGENCIES”. Each agency must apply individually and not on another s behalf.
CCNC provides three levels of participation in the DTRS: Primary Member, Subsidiary Member and Associate Member. All applicants must provide a signed Statement of Understanding (available above) to CCNC when an application for membership is submitted.
Primary Members are government entities that collect taxes and make use of the DTRS as their primary means of communications. Primary Member examples: state government, counties, cities, towns, and special districts. They may have their own talkgroups on the DTRS. Primary members may vote and participate in the governance of CCNC. Any taxing entity must be a Primary Member in order operate on the DTRS. Primary Members may be required to pay dues or an administrative assessment to CCNC as established by CCNC policy.
Subsidiary Members are departments within the Primary Members’ entity. Examples of Subsidiary Members are public works, OEM, EMS, public health, city fire department. They do not have their own talkgroups but may use talkgroups owned by Primary Members. They may not vote or participate in CCNC governance. Subsidiary Members must be sponsored by a Primary Member and a sponsorship letter from that Primary Member must be included with this application.
Associate Members are entities that only use the DTRS for coordination and mutual aid, not as their primary means of communication. An example of an Associate Member is a private ambulance service that coordinates with a Primary or Subsidiary Member. They may only use existing talkgroups designated for mutual aid or inter-agency coordination. They may not participate or vote in CCNC governance. Associate Members must be sponsored by a Primary Member and a sponsorship letter from that Primary Member must be included with this application.
To ensure compliance with CCNC rules and by-laws and to properly coordinate Subscriber ID and talkgroup assignments on the Statewide DTR System, the CCNC Technical Committee will coordinate these assignments for the initial integration of the agency. This will include agency specific talkgroups as well as standard Mutual Aid talkgroups that are available. Any additional outside agency’s talkgroup requests must have written authorization from that agency.
Upon receiving the talkgroup assignments, subscriber profiles and authorizations, contact an agency authorized to program subscribers for the CCNC. The agency will need to discuss the talkgroup/channel layout for their subscribers and the available features and functions to be included in their programming template. The type and model of the subscribers will also need to be provided.
A schedule to program and activate the agencies subscribers can then be established. Programming Agencies shall contact the State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology to have the subscriber ID’s activated in the proper Zone Controller. Subscriber ID’s will only be activated if CCNC has received and approved the agency’s User Application and the Participation Agreement.