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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 […]

Location-Based Routing For Wireless 911 Calls

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I. INTRODUCTION 1. This Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeks to determine the best way to avoid delay in the response to some wireless 911 calls that results from the manner in which such calls are routed in the current 911 system. When someone seeking aid initiates a wireless 911 call, the expectation is that the […]