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FCC Report and Order – Location-Based Routing for Wireless 911 Calls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Report and Order which requires Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) providers to implement location-based routing (LBR) for wireless 911 voice calls and real-time text (RTT) communications to 911 nationwide. With LBR as implemented under these rules, CMRS providers will use precise location information to route wireless 911 […]

CHAIRWOMAN ROSENWORCEL SUPPORTS JOB RECLASSIFICATION OF 911 PROFESSIONALS DUE TO EXPANDED RESPONSIBILITIES

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2021—Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today in a letter offered to work with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and use the next available opportunity to review the current employment classification of 911 professionals in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. The SOC is a federal statistical standard, maintained by […]

FCC MAKES PROPOSAL TO HELP FIRST RESPONDERS LOCATE 911 CALLERS IN MULTI-STORY BUILDINGS.

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PS Docket No. 07-114 WASHINGTON, March 15, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed to help first responders more accurately locate people who make wireless 911 calls from multistory buildings. The proposal would assist 911 call centers in identifying the floor level where the 911 call occurred, which can reduce emergency response times and ultimately save […]

911 Location Accuracy Proposal

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The FCC will consider whether to adopt new Wireless E9-1-1 Location Accuracy Requirements to improve the vertical accuracy of location services that will better equip first responders to identify wireless 911 callers’ locations in multi-story buildings (Vol. XV, Issue 38). In October 2018, the FCC issued a Public Notice requesting comment on the CTIA’s proposed […]