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Firefighting Technology: FCC Votes on Wireless 911 Location Accuracy

02/20/2014
The Federal Communications Commission today proposed rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless callers to 911. The proposed updates to the Commission's Enhanced 911 (E911) rules respond to Americans' increasing use of wireless phones to call 911, especially from indoors, and take advantage of technological developments that allow for more accurate location information to be transmitted with 911 calls. The Commission's current E911 rules require wireless providers to automatically transmit information to 911 call centers on the location of wireless 911 callers within certain parameters for accuracy. These rules, which were adopted in 1996 and underwent their last major revi...

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