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FCC extends rules helping first responders locate 911 callers indoors

Friday 17 July 2020 | 13:58 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced new rules to help first responders quickly locate people who call 911 from mobile phones in multi-storey buildings. Under the enhanced 911 rules, mobile network providers are required to transmit to 911 call centres information on the location of the emergency calls and meet an increasingly stringent series of location accuracy benchmarks in accordance with a timetable. These include providing the caller's dispatchable location (such as the street address and apartment number) or coordinate-based vertical ("z-axis") location.

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