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March 16, 2020 | Comments
The FCC provided guidance to commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers on filing certifications of compliance with the E9-1-1 location accuracy benchmark that requires CMRS providers to provide, as of April 3, dispatchable location or X, Y location (latitude and longitude) information within a tolerance of 50 meters for 70% of all wireless 9-1-1 calls. CMRS providers must certify compliance with this benchmark no later than June 2.

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March 16, 2020 | Comments
The House subcommittee on communications and technology forwarded numerous emergency communications-related bills, including the Don't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2019, to the full Energy Committee last week. Many of the bill were discussed during a House hearing last month.

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March 16, 2020 | Comments
Several carriers announced plans to boost communications for first responders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 14, 2020 | Comments
Public-safety and other industry groups told the FCC how important the 5.9 GHz band is for many traffic and public-safety related applications and to reconsider allowing unlicensed operation in the band.

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March 13, 2020 | Comments
Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, president and chairman of the board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), along with other public-safety officials held a March 10 press conference asking Congress to repeal the T-band auction mandate.

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March 12, 2020 | Comments
Wireless carriers said they are working to meet the FCC’s proposed April 2020 initial compliance deadline for 9-1-1 location accuracy, but the metrics shouldn’t be made more stringent. The carriers also said more emphasis should be placed on handset-based solutions for delivering Z-axis location data.

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March 10, 2020 | Comments
During a speech at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai addressed criticism about the FCC’s new location accuracy rules and also said an auction of the T-band would likely not be feasible.

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March 10, 2020 | Comments
The future direction of Florida’s Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) is still uncertain after a contract award to Motorola to build a replacement system fell apart at the start of this year. However, a renewal of the current contract with L3Harris Technologies to allow for a transition period is likely, a state official said.

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March 06, 2020 | Comments
The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) postponed its annual conference, scheduled for April in Riga, Latvia, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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March 06, 2020 | Comments
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) submitted two reports on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to the FCC in an ex parte filing.

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