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April 11, 2018 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications received a two-year multimillion dollar contract to provide next-generation text to 9-1-1 for the state of Maryland.

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April 09, 2018 | Comments
The city of Marion, Iowa, awarded Federal Engineering a contract to assist with the planning, design and implementation of a consolidated public-safety answering point (PSAP).

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April 06, 2018 | Comments
Public-safety representatives from the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and CTIA met with representatives of the FCC to discuss emergency apps.

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April 03, 2018 | Comments
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly requested more information from Rhode Island’s governor on the state’s planned efforts to stop 9-1-1 fee diversion practices.

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April 02, 2018 | Comments
The FCC provided guidance to commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers on filing certifications of compliance with the three-year E9-1-1 location accuracy benchmark as required by the commission’s rules. The three-year benchmark requires CMRS providers to provide, as of April 3, dispatchable location or X/Y location (latitude and longitude) within 50 meters for 50 percent of all wireless 9-1-1 calls.

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March 28, 2018 | Comments
Maricopa Region 911 enlisted Corvil to provide real-time visibility and analytics to assure the quality, performance and availability of critical emergency communications services across its existing emergency services IP network (ESInet). The organization services the Phoenix metro area, which includes the fifth-largest U.S. city.

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March 27, 2018 | Comments
The public-safety answering point (PSAP) for Lincoln County, Montana, selected Frontier Communications and Solacom to replace its aging 9-1-1 call-handling system. Lincoln County is now equipped with features needed for next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) emergency call handling.

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March 27, 2018 | Comments
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 recently passed by Congress and signed by the president includes two 9-1-1-related mandates for the FCC.

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March 23, 2018 | Comments
The FCC began an examination of how to more quickly route wireless 9-1-1 calls to the proper 9-1-1 call center, which could result in faster response times during emergencies. The commission said the need to address misrouted wireless 9-1-1 calls is increasing because of the public's increasing reliance on wireless devices to call 9-1-1.

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March 21, 2018 | Comments
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly used a Rhode Island E911 Summit in Providence to express more concern over 9-1-1 fee diversion and called out Rhode Island for being one of the offenders. New Jersey lawmakers will hold a hearing on the issue, and Oklahoma responded to a letter from O’Rielly.

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