Once upon a time there was some talk about setting up a network that would go from Wichita, Kansas to Hastings, Nebraska (as a starting points). The initial process was to use RF Gateways that would be along I-135 / US-81. It would definitely take some cooperation with several State agencies in Kansas and Nebraska.
High Speed Multi Media (HSMM) would be a great asset for Emergency Communication as well as a resource that can easily be expanded from the primary RF Gateways and Access Points.
Let us know what you think about the possibilities.