More Than Half of California's Wireless 9-1-1 Calls Delivered Without Caller Location Information

CALNENA, the California Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association, today filed extensive data with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) showing that more than half of all California wireless 9-1-1 calls in five geographic areas were delivered to public safety answering points (PSAPs) without location information that is needed to find callers who are confused, lost, unconscious or unable to communicate. Despite an FCC requirement for accurate location information to be provided by wireless carriers for all emergency calls, the data showed a dramatic decline in wireless 9-1-1 location information across all five areas since 2008, with the worst declines in urban area...

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