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March 03, 2020 | Comments
Opposition to a petition for reconsideration on the FCC’s fifth report and order regarding wireless E9-1-1 location accuracy requirements filed by the Boulder Emergency Telephone Service Authority (BRETSA) are due 15 days after publication in the Federal Register. Replies to oppositions are due 25 days after publication.

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February 28, 2020 | Comments
The House communications and technology subcommittee held a hearing on numerous public-safety-related bills Feb. 27, but the bulk of the testimony and questions revolved around network resiliency and the importance of wireless carriers working more closely with utilities and public safety.

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February 27, 2020 | Comments
RapidSOS is providing credentialed public-safety agencies with a new situational awareness tool to access critical location and additional data during an emergency.

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February 24, 2020 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) governing board selected Ralph Haller as the first recipient of the Harlin R. McEwen award.

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February 24, 2020 | Comments
El Dorado Hills (California) Fire Department chose Federal Engineering to conduct an analysis of existing regional emergency communications centers, identify the strengths, weaknesses and capabilities of different options and recommend what would be the best for the department.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
Manatee County, Florida, selected RapidDeploy’s cloud-aided dispatch technology as its new tactical mapping and data analytics provider for the county’s 9-1-1 emergency communications center. Manatee County made the purchase through grant funding from the state of Florida.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
CentralSquare signed a $74.9 million agreement with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) for CAD, mobile and analytics software.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
Feb. 17 was the effective date of Kari’s Law, which requires multiline telephone systems (MLTS) to directly route 9-1-1 calls, without the need to dial a prefix to reach an outside line.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
House Energy and Commerce Committee Leader Rep. Greg Walden introduced legislation that repeals the mandate to auction the UHF T-band spectrum, clarifies acceptable 9-1-1 obligations and expenditures, and ensure 9-1-1 funds are not diverted for other purposes.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
Wireless carriers abandoned the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD), the platform designed to support wireless providers’ provision of dispatchable location information to 9-1-1 centers, according to a letter filed with the FCC Feb. 14.

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