Text-to-911: A Work In Progress

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

At the August 8th Open Meeting, the FCC  is scheduled to vote an item that purports to impose text-to-911 obligations on the US wireless carriers that have not yet voluntarily agreed to provide that service and on Over the Top or OTT text providers.  As you will recall, in late 2012, the 4 major wireless…

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AT&T Statement Regarding Commissioner Rosenworcel Remarks at APCO

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President —Federal Regulatory: “AT&T is fully supportive of finding a solution that enables 911 Emergency Responders to locate callers using cellular phones indoors.  Indoor location accuracy has been an issue that has perplexed the industry and the public safety community for years.  We believe…

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‘911’ Location Accuracy: Getting to Dispatchable Addresses

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

TruePosition recently commissioned and produced a test report purporting to show that its proprietary technology can meet the FCC’s proposed benchmarks for locating wireless 911 callers horizontally and vertically indoors.  The tests were run on a test bed in Wilmington, Delaware outside the context of the established CSRIC process specifically designed to assess new “911”…

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More on Auction Limits

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The word out of the FCC is that we can expect a 600 MHz auction framework item in the May timeframe.  This has set the auction restrictions drums beating (again).  Calls for large-carrier limitations and even strategic set asides are growing ever louder. In all the rhetoric, some fundamental facts are getting lost.  So, let’s ground…

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AT&T Statement on ‘911’ Location Accuracy

The following statement may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “AT&T fully supports the FCC’s goal of improving accuracy in locating ‘911’ wireless callers in both outdoor and indoor locations.  Unfortunately, the Commission has tentatively proposed unrealistic targets for location accuracy indoors.  Indeed, the recent FCC CSRIC Report shows that no vendor currently has proven…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Text-to-911 Policy Statement and NG911 Proposed Rulemaking

The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer: “Today’s action by the FCC is an important step in the Commission’s and the industry’s ongoing efforts to enable consumers to reach ‘911’ emergency personnel through text messaging no matter the underlying service or technology. Since…

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Remarks by AT&T’s Charlene Lake at NOYS Teen Distracted Driving Summit

Remarks by Charlene Lake, AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, as prepared for delivery at the NOYS 2013 Teen Distracted Driving Summit today in Washington, DC: Javon, thanks for that warm welcome. Javon is no newcomer to saving lives. He volunteers his time training high school and middle school students…

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Making ‘911’ Calls in California

by Joe Marx

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Last month, the California chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (CalNENA) sent a letter to the FCC intending to highlight an industry issue regarding ‘911’ wireless location accuracy. The letter says that a high percentage of wireless calls are being delivered to several public safety answering points (PSAPs) in California without enhanced 911 (E911) Phase II location…

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AT&T’s Testimony on the Hill about the Spectrum Incentive Auction

Please attribute the following testimony to AT&T’s Joan Marsh, Vice President of Federal Regulatory:   Thank you Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Eshoo for inviting AT&T to join in the discussion today.  To quote former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, “this is a big deal.”  The 600 MHz auction presents the next, best opportunity to reallocate valuable spectrum…

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