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FCC ACTS TO HELP FIRST RESPONDERS LOCATE 911 CALLERS IN MULTI-STORY BUILDINGS

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Agency Adopts Rules for Transmitting Vertical, or ‘Z-Axis,’ Location Information with Wireless 911 Calls WASHINGTON, November 22, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules that will help first responders locate people who call 911 from wireless phones in multi-story buildings. The rules will help emergency responders determine the floor level of a 911 caller, which […]

FCC PROPOSES ACTION TO HELP THE PUBLIC REACH 911 AND BE LOCATED BY FIRST RESPONDERS

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WASHINGTON, September 26, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed rules to help ensure that people who call 911 from multi-line telephone systems— which commonly serve hotels, office buildings, and campuses—can reach 911 and be quickly located by first responders. Today’s action is intended to implement two recently enacted laws designed to improve emergency calling. First, […]

More opt-ins, more questions for FirstNet

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More opt-ins, more questions for FirstNet fcw.com 7/20/17 By: Mark Rockwell Future uncertainty on service pricing and competition concern FirstNet stakeholders, but one state that has signed onto the project told lawmakers that opting out, or waiting to commit, would be more costly and less effective. In the last week, five states — Virginia, Wyoming, […]

FirstNet Gets its Teeth: Implications for Turf, Tech, and Tower Vendors

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FirstNet Gets its Teeth: Implications for Turf, Tech, and Tower Vendors Wirelessweek.com 7/21/2017 By: Daniel Vitulich Though reports of nods from early takers have been trickling in, it appears that AT&T/FirstNet will spend a good part of the summer courting state governors to “opt-in” and move as quickly as possible to get rolling with network […]