FCC adopts rules to promote text-to-911 availability

Friday 8 August 2014 | 19:40 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules requiring text messaging providers to enable Americans to text 911 in an emergency. Building on comments made by America's four largest wireless carriers to support text-to-911 by May, the new rules will ensure that all remaining wireless carriers and certain IP-based text application providers are prepared to support text-to-911 by year-end. After that time, if a 911 call centre requests text-to-911, text messaging providers will have six months to deploy the service in that area. 

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Countries: United States
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