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August 02, 2019 | Comments
Google is implementing a new 9-1-1 feature in the Phone app on Pixel and select Android devices.

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August 02, 2019 | Comments
The FCC adopted rules to help ensure that people who call 9-1-1 from multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) — which commonly serve hotels, office buildings, and campuses — can reach 9-1-1 and be quickly located by first responders.

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July 31, 2019 | Comments
The North Central Texas Emergency Communications District (NCT 9-1-1) will graduate 20 9-1-1 telecommunicators from its Regional Telecommunicator Academy (RTA) Class #008 Aug. 2 in Arlington. These recruits are the first graduating class after the signing of House Bill 1090, which reclassifies Texas 9-1-1 telecommunicators as first responders.

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July 26, 2019 | Comments
AT&T continued to question the FCC’s proposed 9-1-1 indoor location accuracy requirements. AT&T executives met with FCC officials to discuss whether Z-axis solutions that depend on user permissions on the handset to calibrate barometric pressure sensors could be compliant with the FCC’s proposed vertical accuracy rules.

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July 26, 2019 | Comments
A public-safety association official highlighted the importance of the 6 GHz and T-band spectrum for public-safety users during a House hearing held by the Commerce Committee’s communications and technology subcommittee that largely focused on U.S. 5G spectrum.

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July 24, 2019 | Comments
Mission Critical Partners was awarded a multiyear contract to provide 9-1-1 and next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) subject matter expertise to the National 911 Program, an organization housed within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s Office of Emergency Medical Services at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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July 18, 2019 | Comments
In a letter to new U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr., FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly asked the governor to help end the territory’s practice of diverting 9-1-1 fees to other purposes, suggesting that additional universal service fund (USF) dollars to support the territory’s damaged communications infrastructure may not be available while the fee diversion continues.

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July 15, 2019 | Comments
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would change the federal classification of 9-1-1 professionals July 12.

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July 11, 2019 | Comments
Carbyne partnered with Google to offer mobile location to emergency communications centers (ECCs) throughout Mexico. Carbyne will provide Google’s Android Emergency Location Service (ELS) in real time from emergency calls made on Android devices.

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July 10, 2019 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission will vote on rules to help ensure that people who call 9-1-1 from multiline telephone systems (MLTS), which commonly serve hotels, office buildings and college campuses, can reach 9-1-1 and be quickly located by first responders at its August meeting.

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