The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President of Federal Regulatory:
“AT&T is proud to be part of the ‘911’ Consensus Plan filed today. We have long relied on expertise from APCO and NENA to lead the way on 911 issues, and believe the robust framework filed today will respond to public safety’s call for more accurate location information, particularly for calls originating indoors. The framework seeks to leverage indoor location technologies increasingly available for commercial applications to deliver to first responders a ‘dispatchable’ location for indoor 911 calls – a unique civic address, including critical apartment, floor or suite information. This approach improves on current technology as well as the solutions proposed by certain vendors that provide only a rough approximation of a caller’s location, a result that is far short of the dispatchable address that first responders need and the public deserves.
“APCO and NENA should be applauded for their continued leadership in this area and we look forward to working with the Commission on implementing the next generation of location solutions.”